Arrow-shaped leaves resting a top zebra striped stems, this is evergreen houseplant is an attention-drawer. If Alocasia belonged to a fairytale it would be in Goldilocks and the three Bears. Like Begonias and Anthuriums, it enjoys a constantly moist soil that’s not too wet and doesn’t get too dry. It likes bright indirect light, but no direct sunlight. A comfortable temperature between 18-25 C is ideal for this alien-like jungle plant.
Leaf growth is one of the more interesting characteristics of the Alocasias. Each new leaf grows out of the stock of the older. With just a little extra attention A. Zebrina will flourish producing new leaves and eventually reaching a height of 90-100 cm. The outermost leaves die off naturally to gather enough energy to produce new and bigger foliage. With a bit of gentle care this houseplant will make a wonderful addition to any urban jungle.
Size: Approximately 40 cm tall in a 10 cm nursery pot
Care tips: avoid drafty areas, bright, indirect light, high humidity, nothing colder than 15 C, watering when the top 3 cm of soil are dry, regularly dust the leaves with a cloth or a neem oil solution