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Alocasia wentii aka Hardy elephant ear
Alocasia wentii aka Hardy elephant ear
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Alocasia wentii aka Hardy elephant ear

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Alocasia wentii 'Hardy elephant ear' is an exotic plant with green arrowhead-shaped leaves that have dark red undersides. Alocasia wentii is a artificial crossbreed between Alocasia odora and Alocasia gageana from South-East Asia. The common name for the plant is 'Hardy elephant ear' and it is indeed rather hardy. Below 7 degrees Celsius the plant will go into a state of slumber and lose its leaves. After winter the plant comes back to life. The plant can reach up to 1-1,5 meter high. Like most Alocasias the plant has a so-called 'Drip tip' along which rainwater drips away neatly.

PLANT CARE

  • Alocasia wentii is suitable for in the house or outdoors. Pick a bright spot out of direct sunlight.
  • Keep its soil moist. Don't let the soil dry out, regularly water it a little 'Preferably with low calcium lukewarm water'.
  • Spray the leaves often to compensate for dry house air.
  • Dry air or direct sunlight can make the leaves discolor. Cut those away; the plant will form new leaves on its own.
  • In the growing season from April till September you can give the plant some extra nutrition once every month.
  • Watch out to not overwater young plants; that can rot their roots.