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(aka Alocasia zebrina ‘Reticulata’)
I am native to the Philippines.
I have thick zebra striped stems and flat arrow shaped leaves.
I reach about 1M in height and the same kind of spread.
I like very bright, but indirect light. Always allow the top 2-3" of my soil to dry out before re-watering. I thrive in a humid environment.
My flowers are insignificant, but with a patterned stem like this, who cares?
Quickly remove any yellowing leaves, cut clean across the stem leaving about 2cm above the soil.
I can become dormant from late Autumn and Winter.
Give me an all purpose liquid fertiliser, at half recommended strength from March to September, don't feed me during the Autumn and Winter.
I am poisonous to pets and an irritant to humans, especially the material at the base of my stems.
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