Alocasia Polly, also known as African Mask Plant or Elephant Earis an exotic indoor plant that comes from the lush rainforests of Southeast Asia. Over time, it has gained popularity as a unique addition to home decor. This plant has distinctively arrow-shaped leaves characterized by rich green shades and striking white or silver veins, making it an eye-catching and distinctive addition to your indoor space.
Alocasia Polly is an extraordinary plant, boasting some of the most captivating, eye-pleasing foliage you'll find among houseplants. With its remarkable leaves, it really is a show-stopping focal point in any living space.
Alocasia Polly is usually mistaken for Alocasia Bambino. However, Alocasia Polly typically features heart-shaped, glossy leaves with scalloped edges, giving them an elegant and almost polished appearance. In contrast, Alocasia Bambino's leaves have a more matte and smooth texture, with a pronounced arrowhead shape. Alocasia Bambino is also more tolerant of low light conditions than Alocasia Polly.
Alocasia Polly prefers bright, indirect sunlight. Avoid placing your plant in direct sunlight, as this can scorch the leaves. If you do not have a bright spot in your home, you can supplement the natural light with a grow light.
Alocasia Polly likes moist soil, but be careful not to overwater. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot.
Alocasia Polly thrives in a well-draining potting mix that allows excess water to escape and prevents waterlogged roots. A mix that combines regular potting soil with perlite or orchid bark works exceptionally well to maintain proper moisture levels and prevent root rot. This plant loves warm and humid environments, and it thrives well in most indoor settings with temperatures between 65-75°F. Alocasia Polly prefers high humidity (above 50%). You can increase the humidity around your plant by misting it regularly or placing it on a pebble tray.
Fertilize your Alocasia Polly every two weeks during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer. Reduce fertilization to once a month during the winter months.
Alocasia Polly contains oxalates, which are toxic to humans and pets if ingested. It's essential to keep this plant out of reach of children and animals to avoid any potential health risks.
Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. If your plant comes with a clay pot, it will be meticulously bubble wrapped as well. There will be wooden stakes positioned in the soil to support the plant and keep it secured during shipping.
When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.
Our packaging materials are:
100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.
Bubblewrap will only be used for clay/ ceramic pots
Wooden stake to support the plant.
*All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
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When you purchase online, your plants have to go through lots of stress while traveling so they may need a few days to adjust to their new environment and thrive. If your plant does not perk back up after a few days of care, let us know and we will send replacements free of charge. Remember that we always try our best to accommodate you.
It’s advised that you should repot the plant as soon as you get it. After repotting, your new houseplant will most likely struggle with transplant shock. It may appear droopy, faded, or have a slower growth rate than usual during this time. This is completely normal, and it’s also normal for transplant shock to hit especially hard after repotting a brand-new houseplant. To make sure your plant has plenty of time to adjust to its new surroundings, wait a day after potting and water your plant. Make sure any excess water drains completely from the pot afterward. Monitor your soil’s moisture levels daily to start creating a watering routine. To help perk up your new houseplant, we recommend adding a little water-soluble fertilizer, compost, or sugar water to your soil to boost its nutrients and help it grow.