Alocasia x Amazonica
Scientific name: Alocasia x amazonica
Common Name(s): Amazon Elephant’s Ear; Alocasia “Polly”; African Mask Alocasia;
This species is a hybrid, the parents of which are A. sanderiana and a species of Alocasia from the longiloba complex. Alocasias originate from the tropics of Southeast Asia and East Australia. So, the name amazonica has caused quite a bit of confusion. However, it is believed that Salvadore Mauro, the person who created the hybrid named this plant after his nursery in Florida, U.S.A which was called Amazon Nursery.
This plant has wide leaves which are lobed and are deep green and glossy with white venations. A healthy plant can produce leaves can grow up to half a meter in length. They are great for outdoor spaces, the leaves adding a unique texture and shape to your garden.
Soil: Lightweight and well-draining potting mix.
Light: Bright indirect light. Avoid excessive direct sunlight.
Water: Maintain evenly moist but not soggy soil, watering when the surface of soil begins to dry.
Temperature: Between 18°C and 27°C.
Fertilizer: Every 2-4 weeks during the growing season. A balanced or water soluble fertilizer is enough. Dilute to half strength.
By given a proper care, amazonica can grow up to 1 to 2 feet tall and wide and the leaves can grow up to 16 inches long.
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