Although you might think that I’m the more “hardcore” brother of the Indoor Plant Elephants Ear, I’m anything but hardcore. My big leaves aren’t going to water themselves so make sure I’m well watered. Oh and just because Metallica is featured in my name doesn’t mean I like heavy metal. If you really want me to be a big hit at home create an alocasia family with my brother, the Dwarf Elephant Ears.
The arrow-shaped leaves sit on large petioles and they can reach up to 2m long! The large, wavy-edged leaves have a lustrous sheen that gives the appearance of changing colour, from dark green to dark purple. The undersides of the leaves are silver-purple, and have darker veining.
Your new Alocasia Plumbea comes in one size and could grow up to approximately 2m in height.
Large: 40cm-60cm in height. Planted in a 200mm black nursery squat pot (2-4 leaves on each plant).
Requires medium light and can tolerate some shade. Water regularly and allow the top of soil to dry out completely in between waterings. Fertilise in warmer months. Remember to trim yellowing lower leaves to encourage new growth and in winter this indoor plant may become dormant.
Feeding your indoor plants
To get the best out of your indoor plants, you will need to feed them some food. The Good Plant Co Indoor Plant Food will provide all the nutrients they need to grow more leaves and help them stay strong. When the plant is actively growing during the warmer months, it needs a bit more food and water. During the slow growing season (cooler winter months) your plant doesn’t eat or drink as much (no extra winter layer of fat for these babies). Sometimes it’s ok to be a helicopter parent – respond to your plant’s needs. To keep the dust off your beautiful indoor plant leaves use The Good Plant Co Leaf Shine. Moral of the story, if it is growing new leaves then it will need more water and food!
We take great care in growing, packaging, and shipping your new plants so they’re ready to thrive in your home. This includes keeping them safe while they travel from our wholesale nursery to your doorstep.
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