We would go so far as calling this plant one of the sexiest ‘Aroids’. This is a great starter for an exotic plant collection as it’s not very demanding. It’s quite easy to see how it got its name, with the incredible stems resembling that of a zebra.
*Decorative pot not included, please see our pot section for all available options
LOVING YOUR PLANT
This exotic Alocasia needs plenty of bright light but direct sunlight will damage the leaves.
As with most Alocasias, this plant doesn’t like to be completely dry. Keep the soil moist with warm water but not waterlogged during growing season. Reduce the watering in Winter.
This plant doesn’t like cold rooms. Keep it warm, between 8-22 degrees. It also needs a moist environment with above average humidity, imitating its natural tropical climate. A way of keeping the humidity high is to group several plants together or by sitting them on a tray of pebbles and water. Misting it frequently with filtered, room temperature water will also help.
Make sure to clean all leaves with a dry cloth – dust can affect its absorption of light. You can feed your plant once a month during growing season with a slow release fertiliser. Alocasias have a dormant period where leaves will die, so don’t be alarmed. During this time, make sure to reduce the watering, keeping the soil slightly moist.
Mildly toxic for pets and children if eaten.
The pictures used on this page are to show the style of plant for sale. There may be variances in foliage and a small variance in size - bigger or smaller.