Alocasia Black Velvet *Rare*
Impressive in a large pot, or as a focal point in the home, Elephant Ear 'Alocasia Dragon Scale' has broad, wavy-edged leaves that are held high on strong vertical stems. It grows quickly into a tall plant during the first season. Plant in rich, nutrient filled soil for optimum growth.
Elephant Ear brings a lovely tropical look to the garden. A fast growing plant and easy to care for. Will need fertilsing with regular watering.
Your plant will be delivered in a 14cm pot.
|Water Requirements||Low Water Requirement|
|Toxicity||Not Pet Safe - Keep Out Of Reach|
|Light Requirements||Happy In Direct Sunlight|
|Pot Size||15 cm Pot|
Other Names: Elephants Ear
Toxicity/Pet Safe: Toxic - Not Pet Safe
Feed: When Active Growing
Air Purifying Qualities: Yes
Height & Growth: up to 8 feet tall
Country Of Origin: Asia
A Bit About Alocasia Plants
The wonderful Alocasias really are a family of tropical superstars. Their spectacular leaves create a really show-stopping display making them an ideal house plant for an urban jungle pad.
These awesome plants are a true fan of moist and warm conditions. Making friends with your Alocasia house plant is vital – get to know what it’s telling you is a sure fire way to success with these large indoor plants. They will tell you when they’ve had too much water – just keep an eye out for droplets of a watery solution from its leaves – this is the process of guttation. Guttation is the exudation of the plants sap on the tips or edges of the leaves – this is the Alocasias way of telling you it would like a little less water next time.
Alocasias are thanked in their natural habitat – being nicknamed the ‘Elephant Ear Plant’ – it offers shelter for all sorts of critters and creatures under the canopy of the rainforest.
The Alocasia is a great plant for dreamers or lovers of symbolism. It is said to be the plant in the Jack and the Beanstalk fairytale. The Alocasia stands for seizing the opportunity – even when it’s a tricky plant to climb!
All orders are dispatched as quickly as possible and we work to dispatch orders within 1 -3 working days (Monday-Thursday). Your plants arriving in top condition is our priority, we aim to send out plants on a 24 hour service with our trusted couriers. You will recieve an order confirmation and dispatch confirmation to confirm when your parcel is on it's way. The count-down for arrival can then begin!
Please note: We dispatch on a Monday - Thursday only to avoid unnecessary periods of time in courier warehousing over the weekend. This is to ensure that your plants reach you in the best possible condition. The only exception may be when we have been informed of additional courier services to us over a peak weekend period such as the Black Friday weekend.