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Common Name: African Mask, Elephant Ear
Scientific Name: Alocasia x 'Polly'
-Care Recommendations By The Dude-
Best for These Animals:
Bio Dude Substrates: TerraFlora, TerraFauna, some TerraFirma
Soil Depth: Moderate to Deep with proper drainage
Lighting: Low to Medium
Humidity & Misting: 50%-100%, Can tolerate 30%-50% / Suggested
Mature Plant Size & Root System: This stunning Alocasia has large thick leaves and will provide height without becoming overbearing (in larger terrariums)/ Thick tuberous root structure allows for sturdy anchorage and as the plant matures will produce pups via underground rhizomes
Temperature Tolerance & Placement in the Terrarium: Too high temperatures/low humidity may cause leaves to brown / Background (Tall) or corner placement
Edible & Side Effects if Ingested: Aglaonemas are members of the Family Araceae so they contain low levels of oxalic acid and sharp calcium oxalate crystals known as raphides. Ingestion is not recommended and may cause oral irritation
Pot Size & Packaging: A single 4" potted Alocasia Polly plant / Plant is Shipped bare root wrapped in newspaper