Alocasia Amazonica Plant

Alocasia, Amazonica

Alocasia plants guarantee warm, tropical vibes for your commercial space. They are popularly known as Elephant Ear or African mask plants because of their narrow, arrow-shaped, wavy-edged leaves. Contrary to what their nickname will imply, they are, in fact, native to tropical Asia.

Though Alocasia has over 70 varieties, the Amazonica is the most striking in appearance. 

One of the most popular and exotic houseplants, the Amazonica, is a cross between Alocasia longiloba and Alocasia sanderiana. It can mature at a fast rate upto a height of 2 ft in the right conditions. Their leaves are roughly serrated. And in some cases, the dark green leaf color appears as almost purple-green. This color allows its stark white veins to stand out even more. 

The Alocasia Amazonica plant is the most commonly found plant on offer for this species. And for a good reason. They are gorgeous, perennial, and clear up toxins from the air.  

On occasion, they also flower strange yellow-colored spathes, sometimes followed by red berries. A rich addition to any space, a pot of Plantscape Alocasia Amazonica plant will invite an array of compliments by customers and employees alike. 

Alocasia Plant Care

Light and Temperature Requirements – You need lots of bright, indirect sunlight to keep indoor Alocasia Amazonica happy and thriving. Make sure to keep them away from direct sun exposure as it can scorch their beautiful leaves.

Soil Conditions – Well-draining soil is vital. Organic, loose potting soil with good amounts of peat moss will do wonders for the Alocasia plant. Try to maintain a good amount of humidity by misting daily or placing it near a humidifier.

Water Requirements – During the growing season (summer to spring), keep the soil moist but not overly soggy. Water the top of the soil when it begins to dry. In winters, water every 1 to 1.5 weeks only. 

Food Requirements –  Fertilize every 2-4 weeks with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer during the growing season.