Alocasia is photographed in a Patt pot. The package contains a plant in a plastic pot.
About the plant:
Alocasia, or alocasia in Czech , is a genus of the Araceae family . These plants are massive herbs with a thick rhizome. Their homeland is the subtropical and tropical regions of Asia, Australia and the Pacific.
Alocasia generally belongs to the rather demanding houseplants, which are sensitive to temperature, humidity and overwatering. At the same time, keep in mind with allocations that they often replace old leaves with new ones (so they usually do not increase their number).
In Southeast Asia and Oceania, they are particularly popular for their edible rhizomes and small boiled leaves. Although in their raw state they contain calcium oxalate, which causes mucous membrane irritation and nausea, they are edible after heat treatment. At the same time, the rhizomes are also sought after by Indian and South Asian traditional medicine for their healing effects.
Alocasia portodora is, in the true sense of the word, a synonym for "elephant ear", as alocasias are called. Alocasia portodora has simple large green leaves and unlike other alocasias, it is somewhat easier to grow.
Cleans the air: Yes
Pet Friendly: No
Suitable for hydroponics: Yes
Suitable for Kokedama: No
Approximate height of plant with pot : 50 cm
Diameter of the flowerpot : 14 cm
Every plant is different, just like us humans. Please allow for a possible deviation in appearance compared to the product photo.
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