Alocasia sanderiana <br> 'Polly' <br> African Mask Plant

Alocasia sanderiana
African Mask Plant

Aquatopia Conservatory
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Alocasia sanderiana x amazonica 'Polly'                     

ah-loh-KAH-see-ah  san-dare-ee-AH-na

Common Names: African Mask, Kris Plant, Elephant’s Ear, Arrowhead Plant 

Family: Araceae

Origin: Phillipines

Growth: Upwards, clumping

Light: Filtered

Foot Candles: 100 - 175

Water: Moderately moist

Humidity: 40%+

Temperature: 18°C - 28°C

Soil: Regular potting mix 

Container: Self-watering planter

Nutrients: 10-5-5 Monthly in Spring & Summer  

Propagation: Seed, removal of offsets, or division of rhizome

Interiorscape Use: Desktop, atrium bedding filler, medium sized planter. 

Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.

Common Issues: Root rot when sitting in water. 

Comments: Available in several different shades and textures, as well as some with interesting stem patterns and leaf shapes.

Toxicity: Mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.