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On the Sill | Alocasia

Alocasia is a member of the Arum family & grows in the tropical rainforests of South-East Asia. There is 79 known species of Alocasia. These plants can reach a height of 4 metres high! A common name for Alocasia is the elephant ear!



LIGHT- This plant loves lots of bright indirect light it's natural habitat is on the forest floor below the tree canopy so direct sun will cause the leaves to burn if it's in sun for a prolonged period of time.


WATER- This plant likes to stay evenly moist but not in soggy wet soil. This plant is susceptible to root rot so you want to avoid over watering. Alocasia love humidity so bathrooms with a window or by a humidifier is ideal but not necessary.



PPRUNING - Prune away any damaged, or dying stems as your see them by cutting the stem down to the base with clean, sharp cutters. Alocasias do not require pruning to spur growth.


TOXICITY - This plant is highly toxic. Like lilies it contains insoluble calcium that can cause kidney failure so it's best to keep it away from any fur babies.



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