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PlantFiles Pictures: Elephant's Ear 'Polly' (Alocasia amazonica)

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violabird
Barnesville, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 11, 2004
12:21 PM

Post #946740

Dwarf African Mask,Dwarf Amazon Elephant's Ear 'Poly'
Alocasia

Wonderful waxy, stiff leaves

http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/53992/

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CatskillKarma
West Kill, NY

July 12, 2004
6:07 PM

Post #948651

Bought one of these from a street vendor in Brooklyn, NY earlier this summer. Transplanted it to a pot on my front stoop. A Florida friend recommended full sun. Some of the older leaves are dying off. Not sure whether its just transplant shock or displeasure with new conditions. Any suggestions?

palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


July 13, 2004
1:30 AM

Post #949115

I sure wouldn't recommend full sun. Most of these tropical Alocasias seem to like partial if not full shade, though perhaps in a tropical environment could handle some full sun (along with a lot of rain). Out here in So Cal putting this species in full sun without some sort of misting apparatus would be certain death... even in 50% shade cloth mine get burnt a bit.
violabird
Barnesville, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 13, 2004
1:36 AM

Post #949122

Another member gave this nice site http://www.agristarts.com/aloc_amazonica.htm
mystic
Ewing, KY
(Zone 6a)


July 13, 2004
1:45 AM

Post #949142

They don't like full sun. I lost one that way. I keep mine in the shade they like lots of light.

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