This stunning plant has distinctive arrow shaped leaves with raised white veins. Originating from the Amazon rainforest, The Elephant Ear is considered a tropical plant and will enjoy humid environments with plenty of indirect light. This plant could be described as needy, in winter months the Elephant Ear can go into hibernation, meaning its leaves might die, only to return in abundance in the spring.
Light conditions position in a spot with indirect, bright light but never in the direct sunlight or dimly lit spaces.
Neediness: intolerant of being mis-treated, pay close attention to its needs.
Watering: throughout the warmer months keep the soil moist (not soggy) and mist regularly.
Ideal location: bathrooms, kitchens (suitable in living rooms or bedrooms if grouped with other plants to increase humidity).
Rate of growth: A slow grower.
Temperature: avoid cold draughts, this plant enjoys a humid environment.
Pets: this plant is toxic to cats and dogs. See our range of pet friendly plants if your pet is prone to nibbling.
Sizing: W14cm x H40cm
Also known as: Alocasia Polly, African Mask plant
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