Mythic® Black Tie™ Elephant Ear Alocasia hybrid
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Let's talk about texture - the really cool, interesting, textural foliage on Black Tie™. This small Alocasia is crinkled and wrinkled and a wonderfully interesting plant to observe day after day. It's sized right for interior rooms or those with smaller windowsAdaptable As HouseplantFoliage InterestHarmful To:Pets
CharacteristicsPlant Type:HouseplantHeight Category:MediumHeight:12 - 16 InchesFoliage Colors:BlackFoliage Colors:PurpleFoliage Shade:Black/dark purpleHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Medium
Low - No direct sun, not near a window. Medium - Medium bright indirect light in the AM or PM, typically from an east or west window. High - Bright direct or indirect light for much of the day, typically from a south window.Maintenance Category:ModeratePreferred Temperature:60 - 85 °FWater Category:AverageHumidity Preference:HighContainer Soil Type:Indoor Potting MixNeeds Good DrainageUses:Bright SpacesUses:DesktopsUses:Humid SpacesUses Notes:
Not for human or animal consumption.Maintenance Notes:
- For optimal performance, keep at 60-85°F (15-29°C).
- Feed once per month at half strength when plant is actively growing.
- Protect furniture when watering.
Alocasia does best with bright indirect light, but can tolerate some early morning or late day sun. You may need to use a grow light during dark winter months. It prefers to be consistently moist, but not wet and needs to have good drainage. It can't take wet soil, but also doesn't tolerate dry soils well. A well draining soil is necessary and the plant should not be allowed to sit in water. It is happiest when grown between 60 and 85 degrees. If your plant drops it's leaves don't give up. Alocasias are grown from bulbs and can sprout new leaves under the right conditions.
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