Abby

$29

Alocasia Amazonica
Alocasia longiloba x sanderiana

With her flashy eggplant underbelly, beautiful alien green veins, and striking geometric features, she may come off as intimidating and standoffish, but she's actually quite laid-back and easy-growing.

Sunlight:Medium to bright, indirect light.


Water:Once a week, or when soil is nearly dry 2" down.


Pets:Mildly toxic to pets.


Humidity:Higher the humidity the better.


Travel:Week-long trips are A-ok.


Pro-tip: Don't worry about older leaves wilting. Alocasias do this to focus energy on new growth.

Size:

The Amazonica isn't from the Amazon. In fact, it is a hybrid whose exact roots are unknown but are believed to be in Asia.

Authorities have long said that Salvadore Mauro, the nursery owner credited for this hybrid, simply named it after his business -- Amazon Nursery. Thanks, Salvadore. That's not confusing at all.

The Amazonica will shed older leaves occasionally. Not to worry, you're doing fine. Older growth is often discarded to divert energy for new growth. Misting this plant regularly will help it thrive.

Small: Around 14 inches tall with a container width of 4 inches.

Medium: Around 20 inches tall with a container width of 6 inches.

Size will vary.

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