|Amazonian Elephant Ear|
|Alocasia x amazonica 'Poly'|
|Sun Requirements:||Partial Shade to Full Shade
|Plant Height:||12-18 inches|
|Plant Spread:||12 inches|
|Leaves:||Unusual foliage color
Other: Glossy, deeply veined
|Uses:||Provides winter interest
|Toxicity:||Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus. Toxic to cats and dogs.
|Propagation: Seeds:||Will not come true from seed
Other info: Remove seed from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination. Viability declines if seeds are allowed to dry. Soak overnight in distilled water and plant.
|Propagation: Other methods:||Division
|Containers:||Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
|Parentage:||Sport of: Amazonica|
|Child plants:||3 child plants|
|Posted by eclayne (Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA - Zone 6a) on Jan 21, 2014 4:11 PM
Discovered as a mutation of African Mask (Alocasia 'Amazonica'), at Silver Chrome Gardens, among tissue cultured liners in the 1980's. Shorter petioles, slower growth, and heavier leaf substance led the Rotolantes, owners of Silver Krome Gardens, to believe it was a polyploid form, hence the name 'Polly'. DNA testing indicates it is not polyploid.
[ Reply to this comment | ]
|skylark||On September 15, 2018||Miscellaneous Event
tubers on heat mat produced leaves, keeping them on heat mat
|skylark||On August 15, 2018||Miscellaneous Event
sev tubers are not leafing out - put on heat mat 6 in 6" pot
|skylark||On March 7, 2018||Miscellaneous Event
put all on heating mat to restart grown, tented.
|skylark||On April 15, 2017||Plant emerged
new leaves emerged in most pots
|skylark||On March 15, 2017||Miscellaneous Event
put pots on heat mat to wake up
|skylark||On June 30, 2016||Miscellaneous Event
most bulbils have sprouted (about 2 mo) and have 1st leaf
|skylark||On April 7, 2016||Transplanted
cleaned and potted small tubers from 3yr sprouting - into 6" pot, put on heat mat to sprout
|skylark||On April 6, 2016||Miscellaneous Event
potted collected bulbils from the largest pot into perlite on heat mat tented to sprout (13: 7 big, 6 medium).
|skylark||On March 29, 2016||Transplanted
dug up, cleaned up and repotted into fresh mix the largest pot, added 2 med sized tubers in - 8" shallow pot. put tented on heat mat to sprout. collected 2 dozen bulbils, large, med and small - form sev years of growth.
|skylark||On May 4, 2015||Plant emerged
most ypung dormant tubers produced 1 leaf - tented and on heating mat
|skylark||On March 1, 2015||Miscellaneous Event
put all young tubers on a heating mat, well-watered and tented for sprouting.
|Thread Title||Last Reply||Replies|
|House spiders and houseplants by tilderjones||Nov 5, 2018 5:48 PM||8|
|Alocasia or Colocasia? by Hamwild||Sep 22, 2018 8:28 AM||8|
|New to Houseplants help! by Klmm1224||Aug 22, 2018 6:36 PM||6|
|Ponytail Palm by LondaJean||Jul 16, 2018 10:55 PM||10|
|Help with my alocasia amazonica please! by christianhart||Mar 2, 2018 3:59 PM||4|
|ID Plants by tx_flower_child||Feb 13, 2018 7:06 PM||16|
|Yellow mark on Alocasia Amazonica by jacfue||Nov 27, 2017 6:08 PM||3|
|African mask care by mellieb||Nov 26, 2017 7:16 AM||7|
|Alocasia Amazonia disease. Is my plant suffering? by mrpelafio||Sep 14, 2018 2:50 AM||7|
|what is this plant? by dixieshey||Aug 9, 2017 1:00 AM||2|