The Alocasia polly, also known as the African Mask Plant, is native to subtropical Asia and Australia. This plant appreciates a bright and humid environment in the home or office. Its dark green leaves are shaped like an arrowhead with highly defined silvery-green veins.
Though it likes bright light, the leaves can be sensitive to sunburn so it's best to keep it slightly away from the window or behind a light curtain. Frequent waterings, plenty of light, and added humidity will keep your Alocasia looking its best.
Light: Bright indirect sunlight, avoid direct sunlight as it may scorch the leaves.
Water: Keep the compost moist through the summer months, but be careful to not overwater your plant as it can lead to root rot. During winter, reduce the water regime by half. Alocasias appreciate the moist environment, so mist around your plant often and avoid water sitting on the leaves as it can scorch it when exposed to sunlight.
Not edible. Toxic if accidentally ingested.
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