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Alocasia Zebrina - Zebra plant

Alocasia Zebrina - Zebra plant

Care: 
easy

Pot in cm: 14

Height in cm: 60

Position: bright and warm spot, no direct sunlight

Soil:  well-draining potting compost

Watering: regular watering not allowing to dry up but not letting be waterlogged either

  • Give plant food once a fortnight in spring and summer. 

Pot covers: choose a 16 cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot.

This tropical superstar is a real eyecatcher thanks to the spectacular leaves. It's a real centerpiece plant for any indoor garden.

Alocasia, also known as the elephant’s ear, has large, beautifully patterned leaves. Despite the fact that it’s a sizeable plant, it still looks airy and elegant thanks to the tall, smooth stems that grow out of a tuber. Those stems can be plain, but can also have tiger stripes, and the leaf is equally remarkable. 

The Alocasia originally found in Malaysia and Borneo. It is from the aroid family Araceae and is related to many other common houseplants

Prefers a bright and warm location but no direct sunlight as it will scorch leaves. Do not allow the soil to dry out. This plant does best in higher humidity.
Interestingly Alocasia goes into dormancy where leaves will die but after a rest period will spring back to life. During this period watering has to be reduced required as it is in a restful mode and its roots are not uptaking water as much.