Botanical name - Alocasia indica var. metallica
Common name - Alocasia Plumbea 'Metallica'
Plant info - Native to the tropical rainforests of Southern Asia, Alocasias are fantastic foliage plants grown for their glossy heart shaped leaves and often referred to as 'Elephant's Ears'. Alocasia Plumbea 'Metallica' is a full size Alocasia with striking, large, puckered, heart-shaped, dark greenish-black leaves, and purplish-black veins on the undersides of the leaves.
Plant care - Alocasias thrive in a well draining soil, in bright indirect light, indoors, outdoor shade, balconies and courtyards, protected from direct sun on the leaves. Make sure to give it a good drench when it's almost dry. Feed your Alocasia every 2-3 weeks through Spring and Summer with a good quality liquid fertiliser and watch her grow! It won’t need to be watered as often through the cooler months, and hold off the fertiliser then too.
Growing in a 130 mm pot, the plumbea is quite hardy. Stunning dark glossy foliage on this new release.
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Please note: Plants pictured are an average from the actual batch for sale. The plant you receive may vary slightly in size, colour, and shape.