Elephant's Ear 'Polly' (Alocasia amazonica)

Barnesville, GA(Zone 8a)

Elephant's Ear 'Polly'
Alocasia amazonica


Wonderful waxy, stiff leaves

Thumbnail by violabird
West Kill, NY

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?

Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

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.

Barnesville, GA(Zone 8a)

Another member gave this nice site http://www.agristarts.com/aloc_amazonica.htm

Ewing, KY(Zone 6a)

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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