LUSH, GREEN & GORGEOUS – A COMPACT CROWD PLEASER
The Alocasia or Elephant Ear is easily recognizable by its heart-shaped or arrow-headed leaves with their distinctive downward curl. The leaves range in size from 8 to 35 inches, depending on the climate and the environment you place it in. If space is an issue for your homescape, the “Low Rider” Alocasia grows to only 2 ft. high.
The Alocasia loves sunlight, and will do well indoors as long as you place it in a bright spot that is not excessively dry. Make sure to clean its leaves weekly, and keep the soil damp, not soggy. Keep the plant out of pets and toddlers’ reach, as it can be toxic if ingested. If you keep the plant outside during summer, transition it gradually indoors for colder months.