Alocasia Portora, Elephant Ears, Live Tropical Plant
Alocasia Portora, Bring the Rainforest Indoors and Purify the air with a Beautiful Elephant Ear Plant
Alocasia Portora also known as Elephants Ear plant, Alocasia Portidora, Portadora, upright elephant ear, one the most impressive Elephant ears variety, the Upright Elephants ear won't go unnoticed in your home or garden, they feature eye-catching tropical foliage with textural leaves that have deep green colors on the top side, These unique colors stand out when placed to decorate a given space, unlike regular Elephant ears, the huge thick leathery upright leaves develop ripple like effects on the outer edges of each leaf, in the garden they can grow up to 10 feet in tropical climates. Easy to grow and care for, truly a magnificent plant.
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KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS
- Filter indoor air by absorbing toxins, and removing harmful chemicals.
- Indoor gardening relieves stress and Fatigue by simply enjoying and caring for your plants.
- Having plants in your home or office can be a source of pleasure.
- Plants are therapeutic and cheaper than a therapist
- With its exotic-looking foliage, Elephant Ear Plants will bring a tropical feel to virtually any well-lit area
- Hand picked and shipped direct from our Nursery
LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS - Medium to Bright indirect light is the best option for these tropical plants, so they can remain vibrant for may years to come. Alocasia plants can perform well both indoors or outdoors under shade, direct sunlight can scorch the leaves. Indoor if is bright enough to read, is bright enough for the Elephant Ears family of plants. Complete darkness is not recommended, no light means the plant can not photosynthesize and it will affect the health of the plant.
HUMIDITY - Elephant Ears Plant originate from the tropics, where humidity is very high, generally the air in our homes is dry, occasionally misting our houseplants is a very simple and effective way to boost humidity, an easy solution to the risk of overwatering your plants. Alocasias in general enjoy higher humidity levels, Always pay attention to the color and texture of the leaves on your plant. Generally Plants with brown or dry leaf tips will benefit from regular misting to keep the plant happy and thriving, preferably in the mornings to allow the foliage to completely dry out during the day.
PLACEMENT AND TEMPERATURE - Selecting the right location for your plant indoors or outdoors is very important, micro climates can affect the health of the plant, make sure the plant does not receive air draft from near by AC/Heating vents, or warm air if close to a freezer, the foliage will dehydrate faster than it can hydrate from moisture in the air or in the soil, eventually turning brown and dropping, when plants are properly watered and care for and still display signs of wilting or seem sad it may help to relocate the plant to a different area for brighter indirect light. Please note most tropical plants are from the tropics, proper moisture is required for their health and survival, we highly recommend to bring your tropical plants indoors when temperatures are expected below 45s during winter months or above 90 during summer months, extreme weather can severely damage the plant.
FERTILIZING – No need to fertilize right away, We fertilize our plants during the production phase with slow release fertilizer which can last an additional 2-3 months supplying residual nutrients to the plant. Once you do decide to fertilize You may use a fertilizer formulated for interior plants, preferably a slow release fertilizer 180 days duration, fertilize during spring or fall base on label instructions.
CLEANING, REGULAR MAINTENANCE - Elephant Ear Plant leaves are very large and easy to clean, use caution when cleaning them to avoid damage. Simply add a few drops of dish soap to a cup of water, wet a soft cloth and manually wipe off dust off the leaves, is a simple solution that is inexpensive and works well without damaging the plant.
How to Prune Elephant Ears Plant
Elephant Ears requires regular maintenance, pruning lower bottom leaves may be needed at some point to maintain the plant clean and healthy, Lower leaves will gradually yellow and decay, collapsing over time, this is a normal process as new shoots pop and form into new leaves.