The Alocasia Regal Shields is a variety of Elephant Ear that has deep glossy green leaves with purple colorations on top and deep dark purple underside.
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Height: Up to 6ft
Zone: 9b - 11
Pet Safe: Chewing or biting into this plant will release insoluble crystals causing tissue penetration and irritation in the mouth and GI tract.
CareGeneral Maintenance: Rotate the plant occassionally as it grows towards the direction of the light it receives. Repot in the spring if the plant has become quite root bound. These are usually propagated by dividing the plant when it's being re-potted in spring.
Temperature: Temperatures ranging from 20-25°C. Keep away from air conditioning and heating vents
Light: Will thrive indoor if given bright indirect sunlight usually on a south or north-facing window. Direct light will cause burnt leaves.
Watering: Water once a week, make sure all the roots get enough amount of water. Slow watering works best. Distilled water is better than tap water to avoid mineral build up.
Fertilizer: Feed with regular diluted indoor plant fertilizer once a month during growing season of spring to fall. Too much fertilizer will cause leaf burn.
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