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Monday, 8 June 2015

Alocasia "Amazonica" Or African Mask Plant In My Garden

Alocasia "Amazonica" or African Mask plant is also known as the Elephant Ear plant. I personally prefer to call it the Giraffe face plant because I think the leaf looks like the face of a giraffe.
The leaves are dark green with white veins. It is grown for its green foliage. The leaves are smooth and glossy.

Those plants placed in partial shade will have bigger leaves and longer stem. Those placed under full sun will have smaller leaves and shorter stem.

This plant can be grown outdoor or indoor. It does well both in partial or full sun. It grows well in rich, moist soil with good drainage. Poor water drainage or over watering cause root rot.

Propagation is through dividing rhizomes.
All parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested.

Do horses run on the rocky crags?
Does one plow the sea with oxen?
But you have turned justice into poison and 
the fruit of righteousness into bitterness
(Amos 6:12, New International Version-NIV)

34 comments:

  1. We have similar plants here in Montreal in a public greenhouse, and they call them elephant ears. Beautiful photos. :)

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  2. looks like a great plan.I want one too.
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  3. A very unusual plant. I've never seen a leaf like this before. Wow. Yesterday I went out and took some photos of flowers around my place. I plan on showing them soon in my blog.
    Have a great day. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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    1. Great, I am looking forward to see you beautiful plants. Have a nice day!

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  4. Great plant kiss

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  5. They sure look healthy. Looks like you have a green thumb. Excellent.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  6. They do look like a Giraffe, that is amazing.

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  7. looks pretty amazing! i do enjoy gardening but well, mom's territory

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  8. Your plant looks very healthy. I've never seen this type of plants. Very interesting leaves.
    Thanks,
    JB

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    1. Thanks, Julia. This plant is quite common here.

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  9. Hi Nancy,

    These plants look really majestic!

    Zoe

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  10. They look so good & yes they do look like giraffe face lol! Thanks for stopping by!



    S.
    http://subhamrai.blogspot.com/

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  11. Theses are really beautiful plant with nice dark green glossy leaves. I have a pot of it too.

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    1. So you have the giraffe face plant. Do you have the zebra plant too?

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  12. Hi Nancy! I used to have this plant in a pot and also on the ground. Gee, that reminds me I don't have them anymore :(

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    1. I too used to have a few pots of this plant but now I only have 2 pots.

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  13. I have this leafy plant in my house too.

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  14. Oh, so must be careful not to let animals eat this plant since it is poisonous. Thanks for sharing, I seldom see this plant around.

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    1. It is dangerous to both children and animals.

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