Alocasia Macrorrhiza Variegata ‘Elephant Ear’
The variegated Alocasia is also commonly known as Elephant Ear and even though it grows huge, it's a low-maintenance houseplant!
The massive leaves of Alocasia Macrorrhiza Variegata are splashed with shades ranging from pure white to dark green, creating an irresistible focal point in any room of your house.
Variegated Alocasia Care Guide
For the best Alocasia macrorrhiza Variegata care, grow this plant as close to it's natural environment as possible. Which means, in bright but indirect light with warm temperatures and high humidity. Keeping its soil moist, but not wet. Read more below on the care you'll want to provide.
Variegated Alocasia prefer to be grown in well-draining soil (can use multiple substrates to achieve this) that is consistently moist without being saturated with water.
If you are using a well-draining mixture, water when the top inch or so of the soil is dry. Keeping the soil too wet will encourage pests and diseases problems.
Alocasia Macrorrhiza Variegata prefer light when placed near a north or east-facing window with morning sun exposure.
Temperature & Humidity
The best Variegated Alocasia temperature range is 65° to 80°F (18 to 27ºC) as their natural environment is a warmer and humid. For humidity, Alocasia Macrorrhiza Variegata prospers in 60-80%.
As stated above, Variegated Elephant Ears like to be moist, but not wet. You can create the ideal soil for Alocasia Macrorrhiza by combining equal parts orchard bark, perlite, peat moss, and compost. This soil mix will drain well and provide organic material to help your Variegated Alocasia grow its best.
All of the Alocasia Macrorrhiza Variegata houseplant is toxic to animals and humans. It has high enough levels of calcium oxalate to cause serious problems for pets and people.
Are Alocasia Macrorrhiza Variegata Rare?
The Variegated Alocasia (Macrorrhiza Variegata) is a very rare tropical plant and is quite different from the typical elephant ears. The incredibly large, thickly sculpted glossy green and white variegated leaves are held upright on dramatically rigid stems. This tropical plant has very high demand, with little supply making it rare for plant lovers.