|Amazonian Elephant Ear|
|Alocasia x amazonica 'Poly'|
|Sun Requirements:||Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
|Soil pH Preferences:||Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
|Maximum recommended zone:||Zone 11
|Plant Height:||12-18 inches|
|Plant Spread:||12 inches|
|Leaves:||Unusual foliage color
Other: Glossy, deep green accented with attractive white to light green veining
|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.
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|skylark||On April 21, 2019||Miscellaneous Event
put all smalls on heat mat to sprout
|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 3yr tubers 6" pot, on heat mat tented.
|skylark||On April 6, 2016||Miscellaneous Event
potted bulbils into perlite on heat mat tented to sprout (13: 7 big, 6 medium).
|skylark||On March 29, 2016||Transplanted
oldest into jungle mix in 8" pot, on heat tented. collected 2 dozen bulbils, large, med and small.
|skylark||On May 4, 2015||Plant emerged
most ypung dormant tubers produced 1 leaf
|skylark||On March 1, 2015||Miscellaneous Event
put all young tubers on a heating mat, well-watered and tented for sprouting.
|carlysuko||On August 11, 2019||Bloomed|
|miv||On February 2, 2019||Obtained plant|
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