• Eventual height: 0.4m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Alocasia azlanii

elephant's ears

6cm pot | 10cm tall £7.99
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  • Standard £5.95
  • Position: bright but indirect light
  • Soil: general-purpose potting compost
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 10cm (+ or - 10% including the pot)
  • Pot cover: choose an 8cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot

    The genus Alocasia is rapidly becoming highly popular as a houseplant and particularly A. azlanii. In certain light, the beautiful glossy foliage can appear dark green, although, on closer inspection, the sculptural leaves have a metallic sheen and are deep-purple in colour with darker margins and bright purple veining. Sensitive to temperature fluctuations, keep this elephant’s ear away from draughts (see home care information below) and it will prove to be a stunning interior plant.

    Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a simple nursery alternative), but we have a wide and wonderful range on our website to choose from.

  • Home care: This plant needs warmth and humidity. If you have a warm, light bathroom that could be perfect. Otherwise stand the pot on a tray of damp pebbles to try and keep the humidity levels up and/or mist regularly. Keep the temperature at a minimum of 16°C, warmer if possible. Water regularly in the summer, reducing through the winter, and feed with a liquid feed in spring/summer every 3-4 weeks.

    Dormancy is a natural process, triggered by a reduction in light, cooler temperatures, and drier air and soil mimicking the seasonal changes in the plant's natural environment. If the plant is beginning to enter a dormant period by shedding leaves or discolouring and dying back then reduce watering, light and maintain cooler conditions. The corm or bulb should only be watered lightly when the top inch of soil has become dry. The plant will regrow when warm, bright, moist conditions return.
  • Humans/Pets: TOXIC if eaten; skin/eye irritant