Alocasia Zebrina

Alocasia Zebrina, aka the Elephant ear plant, is one of our favourites. It has beautiful Zebra-like stems and gorgeous leaves, adding some serious swag to a room.

 

How to look after your Alocasia Zebrina

Water

Allow the top 5cm to dry out before watering and try to water the soil evenly. Overwatering and wet leaves can lead to fungal infections. Reduce the watering in winter when it's dormant.

Light 

Happiest in bright but indirect light. Direct light will scorch the leaves.

Temperature 

It prefers to be in temperatures between 15 and 29° C. It goes into a dormant state below 15° C and may lose some of its leaves.

Air

It likes high humidity but don't mist the leaves. If the area does not have natural humidity, you can place the pot on a tray filled with pebbles and water (don't allow the pot to sit in the water).

Pets & Children

These plants are harmful if eaten and can be a skin and eye irritant. Keep out of the reach of pets and children.

Fertiliser

Feed the plant between spring and autumn with a ½ strength standard houseplant fertiliser. Do not feed in winter as this can cause burning in the leaves from salt build-up.

When looked after properly this plant can grow to be a gorgeous specimen. Just remember over watering is your enemy.

(Please note this item is only available in our local delivery area. See our delivery page for more information).

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Alocasia Zebrina

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