Elephants Ear - Green ShieldRegular price R 125.00
Scientific name: Alocasia Clypeolata
Common names: Green Shield Elephants Ear, Green Shield Alocasia.
- Pronounced deep green veining
- Relatively easy-care Elephants Ear variety
- Can be a large specimen plant
- Handles a variety of bright light conditions
- Loves humidity, ideal for a warm bright bathroom or kitchen
Comes in a 12cm Nursery Pot.
There is something truly outstanding about the Green Shield Alocasia with its deep green veining pronounced by an almost neon green backdrop. The ideal crowd-pleaser and a perfect addition to any Alocasia collection.
These beauties have a similar form to the sought after Dragon Scale Alocasia and are just as easy to care for, besides that they are definite photo-worthy plants for all the Instagram aficionados out there.
It'll enjoy a nice humid environment such as a kitchen or bathroom with bright, indirect light and can also handle some gentle direct sun. Allow the top layer (about 1-2cm) of soil to dry out before watering and consider feeding every two weeks during the growing period.
Elephants Ear Green Shield will look great in a plain coloured planter without too many distracting patterns, in order to let the foliage come to the fore. You'll enjoy it as a centrepiece, or coffee table display, and as the plant matures will make the perfect floor standing specimen, with leaves that can reach up to 60cm in length.
TOP TIP: Consider planting 3 plants together for a full, lush look! <3
Follow these instructions to keep your Elephants Ear healthy and happy.
Water: Allow the top layer of soil (about 1-2cm) to dry out between watering.
Light: Bright, indirect light, keep away from direct sunlight.
Humidity: Enjoys a humid environment and good airflow. Normal room humidity should be fine but will enjoy a bright bathroom.
Fertilize: Diluted balanced feed every two weeks, Spring to Autumn.