Description... A plant with some of the most eye-catching foliage imaginable. This has long dark green leaves, purple on their underside. The major ribs are proud of the leaves and are coloured silver, and fine silvery veins cross the otherwise glossy foliage. This is a plant that requires rich soil and plenty of water as well as warmth and humidity. It does best in bright shade. The flower is a spike (spadix), coloured green and white, and is not a thing of beauty.
Awards Royal Horicultural Society's Award of Garden Merit
Typically available as
Alocasia x amazonica
Planting your new plant
Water the plant thoroughly when you get it home, and plant out as soon as possible. Make the hole for the plant larger that the pot it is in and the same depth. When removing the plant from the pot, squeeze the sides of the pot to loosen it. Loosen the roots of the plant, put the plant in the hole spreading the roots to encourage them to grow outwards. Fill round the edges of the rootball with soil to the same level as the surrounding soil.
Care for your plant
Plants in containers need plant food to thrive when in growth. Seek advice from your retailer regarding best product(s). Follow the packet instructions when applying plant food. Remove fading flowers to encourage fresh ones.
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