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Variegated Alocasia Elephant Ear Plant
Alocasia macrorrhiza Variegata
Variegated Alocasia Elephant Ear plants are very rare and collectible tropical house plants. Prized for their stunning green and white variegated leaves and thick glossy foliage, Elephant Ear is a must-have for plant enthusiasts.
Variegated Alocasia Elephant Ear Plants for Sale Online
Variegated Alocasia (Alocasia macrorrhiza Variegata), also known as Elephant Ear, is a very rare tropical house plant known for its dramatic foliage. Its jaw-dropping green and white variegated leaves make it a popular indoor house plant for collectors and tropical gardeners. Elephant Ear’s heart-shaped foliage consists of thick, glossy green leaves with white blotches and ruffled edges.
Each leaf is like a fingerprint, totally unique, and if you are lucky, your Variegated Alocasia might produce the rare all-white leaf! When you buy your Variegated Alocasia Elephant Ear Plant online, place it somewhere in your home that receives partial shade. It thrives with bright, indirect light but too much sun can scorch the variegated leaves. Do not let the soil dry completely between waterings because Alocasia Variegata prefers a moist, tropical environment. Variegated Alocasia Elephant Ear clean air plants are one of the most coveted Alocasia plants available; prized by interior designers and decorators, this rare tropical house plant is a collectible and is often hard to come by.
Clean air plant removing toxins such as formaldehyde, benzene, and xylene
Very rare collectible house plant
Thick, glossy, green and white variegated foliage
8 to 10 Feet
3 to 4 Feet
Fluorescent to bright, direct light
Green and white variegated
Regular potting mix
Likes to stay slightly moist
Efficient at cleaning air indoors, does well in most spaces
Frequently Asked questions
What is the best light for Variegated Alocasia Elephant Ear Plants?
Variegated Alocasia Elephant Ear Plants perform well in fluorescent light like office buildings or atriums or anywhere away from direct light. They can handle the bright, indirect light found in a northern or partially shaded eastern windowsill. Western or southern exposure would work as long as the plant is away from the window or the window is well shaded. More bright, indirect light will produce more blooms whereas plants kept in lower light conditions will typically flower less often.
How do I water Variegated Alocasia Elephant Ear Plants?
Variegated Alocasia Elephant Ear Plants likes to stay slightly moist, not too wet or too dry. Too many yellow leaves means the plant is staying wet too often, whereas brown tips on the leaves means it has been kept too dry. They recover well from drying out occasionally. Some owners wait until they see Elephant Ear wilt, making it clear when the plant absolutely needs water. Wilting can also be caused by the plant staying too wet; check the soil condition before watering excessively.
How do I fertilize Variegated Alocasia Elephant Ear Plants?
Any all purpose, foliage fertilizer will work for Variegated Alocasia Elephant Ear. Indoor houseplant fertilizers fall into two groups: water soluble, liquid quick release, and granular, slow release fertilizers. Jack's Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder, quick release fertilizer that is mixed with water to quickly provide nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time. On the other hand, Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor is an option as a granular, slow release fertilizer that can be applied while potting and planting. Any type of fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants with the transition to a new environment.
What is the best soil for Variegated Alocasia Elephant Ear Plants?
Variegated Alocasia Elephant Ear Plants do best in soil that stays slightly moist. Regular potting mix works well, try to keep the soil from drying out too much that it compacts, as it can be difficult to rehydrate. Elephant Ear plants also do well if grown exclusively in water without soil, and are frequently found on green walls (living, planted walls).