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The Alocasia also known as the African Mask or Elephant Ear is all about the unusual and unique alien looking leaves. The Alocasia is a unique houseplant but beware that it is on the harder side to care for.
*Exact plant may vary from photo shown
Natural Pest Control
Plant Daddies utilizes a chemical free pest solution in order to protect our plants future homes and pets.
We allow lady bugs to roam free in our greenhouse and on our plants.
You may receive a lady bug or two in your plants; they are non-invasive, healthy insects that will not harm your plants.
Bright indirect light, but no direct sun.
Allow the top 2"- 3" of soil to dry out before watering. Try to keep the soil evenly moist. Alocasia plants require less water during the winter when it's dormant.
60°-80° F - These plants becomes dormant with prolonged exposure to temperatures below 60° F.
Common Problems Q&A
You may be under-watering your plant, Alocasia plants prefer consistently moist soil. Alocasia plants thrive in humid environments. You can increase the humidity for your plant by misting the leaves regularly or placing a humidifier near by.
Why are my leaves yellowing?
You may be over watering your plant. Alocasia plants like to be kept damp but not overly wet. Keeping a regular watering schedule is important! Yellow leaves can also occur if the plant does not receive enough light. Remember some yellowing leaves are normal, plants will shed old leaves to send energy to the new ones!
Why are there spots on my leaves?
This may be a sign your plant has a disease or pests. This can be avoided by not overwatering and providing proper air circulation. If you do notice pests on your plant, spraying your plant with soapy water or neem oil will get rid of pests.
WINTER SHIPPING INFORMATION
During winter months, we recommend adding a heat pack on ALL SHIPPING ORDERS. In addition, please consider upgrading to Priority Shipping to minimize potential delays and cold damage.
Note that Plant Daddies ATL is not responsible for any shipping delays or cold damage. Read about our shipping policies.