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Lil' African Mask Plant

Alocasia Polly

Regular price
£6.00
Regular price
Sale price
£6.00
Baby Plant
Unique Foliage
Diva
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Nursery Pot
FREE
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Humidity

I'm mad about mist, if you mist me regularly I'll love you forever!

Light

I can handle a little shade that's thrown my way, but I prefer to be in bright, indirect sunlight.

Watering

Keep it consistent, once the top two inches of soil are dry, water me so I keep looking my best.
Facts
Botanical name
Alocasia Polly
Nickname
African Mask Plant; Elephant Ear; Amazon Taro; Alocasia Amazonica
Plant type
Indoor; Alocasia
Plant height (including pot)
10-20cm
Pet/baby safe?
Toxic to pets and babies
Growing Speed
Slow grower - max height 60cm
Nursery pot size
6cm

Top tip

If your African Mask Plant is looking a little sad, give it some TLC by putting it in your bathroom. The humidity will freshen it up in no time.

About Lil' African Mask Plant

This baby version of the Alocasia Polly is a diva, its striking foliage that earned it the African Mask Plant nickname looks adorable in miniature! Given the name, you'd think this Prickle plant was from Africa, however, this baby plant is from South America.

The Alocasia Amazonica is best suited for a warm, tropical environment (temperatures between 18-26°C), ideally in your kitchen or bathroom. Give it bright, indirect sunlight where it will be happiest. If it is looking a little sad and not already in there, pop your Polly plant in the bathroom for a spa day to refresh it. It also loves to be regularly misted and watered. Overwatering will lead to yellow leaves, while underwatering or scorching will cause them to brown.

If your African Mask's leaves are falling off, it is likely dormant, so you should also reduce the amount you're watering it. Although Polly Pocket toys are child-friendly, your Polly plant is not. Keep little Pricklettes away as it is toxic to children and pets.

At Prickle, we are always here to hear you! Send us your African Mask baby plant questions @prickleplantsuk.