Alocasia Tigrina has beautiful vibrant green, arrow shaped leaves atop distinctive yellow and black tiger-stripe stems. The animal print detailing makes this houseplant an eyecatching addition to any room. Keep away from drafts.
These are starter plants ranging from 3″-6″ + tall.
- Other names: Elephant Ear, Alocasia Zebra
- Not safe for pets, toxic if ingested.
- Alocasia can go dormant over winter and lose leaves
- Eventual height: Can grow up to 3-1/2′(feet) tall
- Origins: Tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia
Light: Needs bright but indirect light, as strong full sun will scorch the foliage. The leaves turn toward the light so rotate the plant to prevent it leaning
Water: Requires regular watering to keep the soil moist, but not saturated. As a rainforest plant it is used to growing in damp conditions. Browning leaf edges are a sign of underwatering, and water droplets on the leaf tips indicate the plant sweating out excess moisture, called guttation. Reduce watering if this occurs
Soil/Nutrition: Well-draining houseplant compost mix, feed monthly in spring and summer
Humidity: Enjoys regular misting, or a pebble tray to replicate the humid rainforest environment
Pruning and propagation: Dust the leaves to help keep the plant in top condition. Trim off faded leaves to keep neat. Can be propagated by rhizome division of the corms in spring and summer