Alocasia Zebrina - Elephants Ear
The alocasia zebrina owes its name to the unique – and eye-catching – yellow and black zebra print-esque markings found on its stems that contrast with its lush green leaves. This Plant doesnt like dry roots so keep the soil well watered. The alocasia zebrina will go dormant in the winter months, so don’t be alarmed if the leaves and stems die back to the soil – simply slow down with the watering, and position the plant in a warm spot where it will regrow as good as new come spring.
Your plant will be delivered in a 11cm pot with a minimum height of 50cm.
|Water Requirements||Regular Water Requirement|
|Toxicity||Not Pet Safe - Keep Out Of Reach|
|Light Requirements||Happy In Shade|
|Pot Size||11 cm Pot|
|Plant Height||15 - 45 cm Height|
Other Names: Elephants Ear
Toxicity/Pet Safe: Toxic - Not Pet Safe
Feed: When Active Growing
Air Purifying Qualities: Yes
Height & Growth: Up to a Metre
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!