Alocasia 'Polly' (or alocasia amazonica or African mask alocasia) is a show stopper with it's uber dark blue-green leaves and ivory central veins. The glossy leaves make is look almost irridescent or silverish in bright light. Alocasia 'Polly' is a tropical plant that grows in warm, semi-moist and high humidity given a natural environment. 'Polly' is a hybrid (a mix of two or more species to create a new variation of plant) so it does not have an actual country of origin. According to Missouri Botanical Gardens "Some authorities currently believe that Alocasia x amazonica is simply a name applied by Salvadore Mauro in the 1950s to a hybrid created by him at his Miami, Florida nursery known as Amazon Nursery. Mauro never published or registered this hybrid name." Where ever they originate from, they're considered understory plants which means they grown under the canopy of larger palms, trees and shrubs in part sun/part shade so as a house plant their light requirements are considered bright light. Here in South Florida they can take a very small amount of direct sunlight as it passes through the upper layers of plant canopy. 'Polly' is one of the smaller alocasia varieties and a compact grower that grows to be about 24 inches high. If growing 'Polly' as an indoor houseplant be mindful of spider mites. Grows outdoors in zone 9-11; not frost hardy.
Our alocasia 'Polly' is sold in a 1-gallon container and are nice and full; currently around 14 - 16 inches high. Because it is a living plant we expedite shipping to make sure the plant arrives healthy and alive. Please read the section about our plants on our FAQs page for more information.
Though be aware for all you pet owners and parents to check whether any plant has poisonous elements to it before introducing it as a house plant because we are animal lovers and parents as well.