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Aku Aku's survival guide

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Aku Aku came to us fleeing from his home country of Borneo. Fleeing you ask? Yes because Aku Aku actually gets cooked and eaten in Borneo, which is a pretty legit reason to leave your home. Aku Aku will settle in just fine here, as long as you give him enough water and place him away from direct sunlight.

15 cm pot
Frequent water needed
Once every two years
50 cm tall
Bright, indirect light
Toxic
Monthly
A bit of an air purifier

How to care for Aku Aku

Aku Aku is a special dude. You'll see that when you look at his leaves and stems. You'd almost say he's a cross between a zebra and an elephant. His official name is Alocasia Zebrina but some refer to him as Elephant's Ear. Aku Aku is unique in the way that the attention is always on him. In the Jungle this plant is often used as an umbrella. You'll find animals and even people huddling up together to take refuge from torrential jungle rain. Should you get a leak in the house you know what to do! Aku Aku to the rescue!

Our Care App will help you after your purchase.

Alocasia Zebrina | Elephants Ear (M)

Aku Aku

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Good question! We measure the height from the top of the plant to the bottom of the pot (including the pot itself).

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Plant Care App

Our app will tell you exactly when and how much to feed and water your plants. Are you already a pro in taking care of your plant? Great! The App is completely optional of course.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You might have some questions about ordering plants online. Makes total sense! We've combined the most common questions (and answers) below.

How do you make sure my plant arrives safely?

We are experts at packaging plants for a safe plant delivery. Our boxes have a clever design that ensures plants stay snuggly in one place throughout their journey to your home.

Will I get the same plant as pictured?

We make every effort to ensure the plant you receive matches very closely to the plant you see on our site. Always remember that these green amigo's are living creatures, each with their unique style. Let's just say we don't always look like our profile picture either!

Do I need a green thumb to begin having plants?

If you're new to plant parenthood, you should definitely try our Plantsome App. The app makes light work of plant care by sending water and fertilizer alerts to your phone exactly when your plants need it. #Easy!

How does your 3-Month Happy Plant Guarantee Work?

Are your beloved green amigo's not in good shape? Worry not, Plantsome provides a 3-month happy plant guarantee on all of its plants. Read more about it here.

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Honest reviews from real customers!

I randomly came across Plantsome & am sooo glad I did! I am beyond thrilled with my new additions to... Read more
I randomly came across Plantsome & am sooo glad I did! I am beyond thrilled with my new additions to our little jungle! 😍 I will definetely recommend the very talented & knowledgeable staff of Plantsome!!! Thank you for caring for your plant babies, right down to the safe travels to their new homes 💜 Read less

Wendy P.

Got a gift card for my birthday in the gift box (Fred the air plant was much larger than expected!)... Read more
Got a gift card for my birthday in the gift box (Fred the air plant was much larger than expected!) and after much though and deliberation given how large their assortment is, chose three plants to order. All three arrived earlier than expected and in fairly good condition, in very well planned packaging that even included a heat pack. They were a bit smushed but they seemed healthy - no pests - and are doing well now. The only problem I had was with just how full the pots were which made them a bit difficult to transport and water especially since they were pretty large given their pot size; definitely have to repot them within the year. Oh and the ceramic pot I ordered as well came and looks very cute! It's a touch small for their nursery pots, they fit inside but with a bit of a lip over the top, but otherwise look great. Definitely would recommend and plan on buying more in the future :D Read less

Emily D, via Google

I ordered 2 plants in late January 2022 which were posted to me in the Okanagan. They arrived within a... Read more
I ordered 2 plants in late January 2022 which were posted to me in the Okanagan. They arrived within a couple days with a heat pack that was still emitting heat. They were well packed and look healthy. Thanks for the gift of green in the dark of winter! Read less

Jennifer B.

So stoked on our order! It came in quick, in great conditions and the plants are lovely. They also use... Read more
So stoked on our order! It came in quick, in great conditions and the plants are lovely. They also use cardboard and brown paper, which is great! There was no plastic in the packaging. They even added 2 succulents as a gift in our order. Kelsi, one of their staff member even reached out to me to make sure I didn't make a mistake because not all the pots I ordered fit the plants I ordered (it was for some plants that I already owned, but how sweet?!) First time we purchased for Plantsome and definitely not the last. Great experience!! Read less

Alexandra L.

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Survival accessories

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Marphyl Organic Soil Enhancer 1L

Marphyl Organic Soil Enhancer 1L

900
Coco Coir Pole for 4-6 inch pots

Coco Coir Pole for 4-6 inch pots

1200
Coco Coir Pole for 8-10 inch pots

Coco Coir Pole for 8-10 inch pots

1500
Marphyl Organic Soil Enhancer 500ml

Marphyl Organic Soil Enhancer 500ml

2500
Winnie the White Watering Can

Winnie the White Watering Can

3200
Gladys the Gold Watering Can

Gladys the Gold Watering Can