Alocasia Regal Shields, Elephant Ears Live Tropical Plant
Alocasia Regal Shields, Bring the Rainforest Indoors and Purify the air with a Beautiful Elephant Ear Plant
Alocasia Regal Shields Elephant Ear features eye-catching tropical foliage with textural leaves that have bronze green topside blushed with dark purple under side, veins that are a lime green color that run along the inner section of the leaves, this is a tropical plant in the Aroid family, closely related to Philodendrons.
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Plant Hardiness Zones and Details
|Grow Zones:||4-9 Patios / 10-11 Outdoors|
|Mature Height:||6-9 ft.|
|Mature Width:||5-6 ft.|
|Foliage:||Bronze leaves with yellow veins|
|Uses:||Interior Foliage, Accent Plant, Complements other plants|
|Soil Conditions:||Prefers well draining organic soil|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ|
The tropical and exotic look of the foliage is truly unmatched, leaves are impressively large, heart-shaped, bursting from a thick green stalk, will make you feel like you are in a tropical paradise in your own indoor space. Elephant Ear's oversized leaves provide a Jurassic feel, and it grows to be 3 to 4 feet tall. Pot in a nice deco container on a patio or deck, they will thrive in humid, shady conditions with moist soil. likes medium to bright indirect sunlight for best performance, The leaves blends of colors is what really sets this species apart and what makes it so desirable. Philodendron McColley Finale are low maintenance giving them the ability to easily adapt to most environments, indoors or outdoors in shaded areas.
Disclosure - Please note Alocasia's are susceptible to some yellowing of the lower leaves from transit, this is normal, they will bounce back within weeks and will continue sending out new shoots.
HOW TO CARE FOR ALOCASIA REGAL SHIELDS
Light, if is bright enough to read is bright enough for plants, if outdoors place in indirect sun light under Shade.
Water about a cup of water every 5-7 days. Water slowly to allow the soil moist evenly.
Humidity, most Tropical plants can benefit from regular moisture, a humidifier or regular misting is recommended regularly during winter months.
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.
REPOTTING - Elephant Ears Plant can grow exceptionally well in pots for long periods of time, consider repotting every 2 years to a 2-3 inch wider pot, organic well draining potting mixes is recommended.
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.
INSECTS OR DESEASES - The good news is that healthy, well-cared-for Alocasia plants are generally resistant to infestations, in the event that scale, mealy bugs, or mites are found to affect the plant, they can be controlled by wiping the infested area with a soapy solution, add a few drops of dish soap in a cup of water and wipe off the affected areas with a soft cloth, It can take several intermittent cleanings to rid the plant of the pests.
Horticultural oils can be sprayed directly onto the insects, A second and third treatment, if using oils, will be necessary. Space out the sprays at 3 week intervals to break up the mealybug life cycle. Both of these treatments together will be very effective.
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