Alocasia Polly 'African Mask'Regular price $34.00
- Leaves: Alocasia Polly has dark, almost black, arrowhead-shaped leaves with bold, light green to white veins. The contrast gives the leaves a dramatic appearance.
- Size: When grown as a houseplant, it typically stands about 1-2 feet tall. In the wild or in ideal conditions, they can grow taller.
- Light: Prefers bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves.
- Water: These plants like consistently moist soil, but not waterlogged. It's essential to avoid letting the plant sit in water or allowing the soil to dry out completely.
- Soil: Well-draining potting mix is crucial. Consider using a mix designed for aroids or orchids, which provides excellent drainage.
- Humidity: Alocasia Polly thrives in higher humidity. If you're in a drier environment, consider placing the plant on a humidity tray or using a room humidifier.
- Temperature: They prefer temperatures between 65°F and 75°F (18°C to 24°C).
3. Potential Problems:
- Drooping Leaves: This can be a sign of either over-watering or under-watering. Check the soil moisture and adjust your watering schedule accordingly.
- Yellowing Leaves: Older leaves will eventually yellow and die off. However, if newer leaves are yellowing, it could be a sign of over-watering.
- Pests: Alocasia can be susceptible to pests like spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. Regularly inspect the plant and address any pest issues promptly.
- Alocasia Polly is toxic if ingested. It contains calcium oxalate crystals which can cause irritation in the mouth and digestive tract if consumed. Keep it away from pets and children.