Alocasia: Polly


Alocasia Polly is an attractive houseplant  that's native to tropical regions of South Asia. While these plants can grow small, pale flowers in the right conditions, they're mostly known for their glossy, heart-shaped leaves with ruffled edges and creamy white veining. Alocasia Polly can be cultivated and kept indoors year-round. With glossy, dark green leaves shaped like scalloped arrows, the Alocasia plant gets its dramatically striking appearance from the bold silvery-green veins that streak across the leaves. 

Plant Care: Place in full to moderate shade. Protect it from full sun, as the harsh rays will scorch the plant. Water the plant often enough to keep the soil consistently moist.

Caution: Toxic to cats and dogs.

Botanical Name Alocasia × amazonica 'Polly'
Common Name Alocasia Polly, African mask plant
Plant Type Tropical, Bulb
Mature Size 1-2 ft. tall and wide
Sun Exposure Part Shade
Soil Type Moist but well-drained
Soil pH Acidic
Hardiness Zones 
Native Area Southern Asia
Pet-friendly? No