Other Names: Chinese Taro/Chinese Ape/Hooded Dwarf Elephant EarScientific name: Alocasia Cucullata
Native: Asia & the Pacific
A lush foliage plant with emerald green, deeply ribbed leaves from which it gets its interesting name! A collector's plant and a sought after indoor plant, it makes a remarkable statement piece in any space and is called 'Cucullata'.
***All our plants are organically grown without the use of any chemical fertilizers, fungicides or pesticides.
Alocasia Cucullata/Buddha's Hand
GROWING: Re-pot in a larger container or grow in-ground to increase root and foliage growth. Trim off old, drying leaves and flowers from time to time and add this as shredded foliage around your plant to increase humus and soil health.
LIGHT: If growing indoors, place in a bright spot with exposure to indirect sunlight/ambient light for at least six hours daily. If growing outdoors, place in semi-shade as exposure to strong direct sunlight will burn the leaves of this plant.
WATERING: Alternate days in summer and twice a week rest of the year. Allow soil to dry out completely between watering events. Never let its roots sit in stagnant water. If growing indoors, ensure that drip trays are emptied regularly.
FERTILIZING: Our plants are sold in organically enriched, NPK+MagSulf strong, potting mixes that would need no additional soil amendments for at least one year. If re-potting/migrating to a larger container, we recommend the use of Mandy's Farm Foliage Plant Potting Mix or one similar to it.