Common Name: Amazon Alocasia, Elephant's Ear
Scientific Name: Alocasia x amazonica
Lighting: Bright Light
The Amazon Alocasia is characterized by dark green leaves with wavy edges. Within the foliage are dramatic white veins giving this plant its ultimate character. The Amazon Alocasia is also known as Elephant's Ear due to its foliage resemblance. This houseplant does not require a lot of extra care besides trying to fufill it's high humidity requirements.
The Amazon Alocasia, Elephant's Ear prefers bright, indirect light, so keep within 5 feet of a window. If the houseplant is placed in direct sunlight you may burn the foliage.
This houseplant prefers its soil to be evenly moist at all times, so water it often. However, be careful to not over water the plant, making the soil soggy. The Amazon Alocasia also requires high humidity levels, so provide the plant with a daily misting or set it on a water filled tray.
Overall the Elephant's Ear is usually not prone to pests, but if they should appear, spray the plant with a soapy water mixture twice a day.
Please take caution!! This is one of the many poisonous houseplants you may have in your home, so keep away from children and pets that may eat or bite at the plant.
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