The Alocasia Amazonica is a very impressive tuberous clump forming perennial. Magnificent narrow arrow shaped leaves are deep green in color with some being so dark they appear black. Contrasting silvery white veins and outlines along with the deeply scalloped edges give the leaves an eye catching exotic appearance. Flowers are rarely produced if they are kept as a houseplant but if they are, they are in the form of a green and white spathe. Frost tender it is perfect for growing in containers and placing into a border through summer to give it a tropical look and then moving indoors through winter. These specimens are exceptional quality.
Latin Name: Alocasia Amazonica.
Common Name: Sheild Plants. African Mask. Elephants Ears.
Origin: South East Asia.
Hardiness: Protect from frost.
Growth Characteristics: Very stylish and impressive perennial. Arrow shaped leaves deep dark-green with contrasting silvery veins and outlines and deeply scalloped edges. A flower spathe can be produced in summer but rarely as a houseplant. Easy to grow. Mildly toxic if ingested.
Sunlight: Indirect sun.
Exposure: Sheltered from wind.
Soil: Rich fertile soil. Fast draining.
Moisture: Keep moist through summer. Dryish in winter. Avoid wetting the leaves. Likes humidity.
Feeding: Feed from Spring every 2 weeks with a balanced fertilizer especially for foliage plants..