Alocasia Amazonica Polly
Scientific: Alocasia x Amazonica “Polly”
Common Name: Alocasia Polly
Origin: South East Asia
My 77 sisters and I are among the best-known plants, but I’m sure you don’t know everything about me.
I am capricious and difficult to take care of; but once I receive the love I need, I am the most beautiful plant.
How can you recognize me?
If you want a jungle style interior, I’m here for you.
I am tall and majestic.
My large, wide dark green leaves are impressive; hence my nickname is elephant ear.
Near the Equator, Alocasia have been used as food for millennia. In European palaces and their orangeries, the expression “à la Alocasia” was used by the nobility as a whisper, probably because of the resemblance between the leaves and the masks used at the royal court.