- Survival Guide
Tiki's survival guide
You know that Brady Bunch episode when the gang goes to Hawaii and Bobby finds an old Hawaiin Idol that brings bad luck to whoever touches it? Let's just say cultural sensitivity in the 70's wasn't what it is today. Well, Alocasia Amazonica or Tiki is kinda similar - she's not from the Amazon at all - but was created in a Florida nursery in the 50's by crossing A. longiloba and A. sanderiana. And to top it off many people feel they have been cursed by bad luck when they realize how difficult it can be to look after these plants. Oh, Tiki!
Our Care App will help you after your purchase.
What makes Tiki so special
The Alocasia Amazonica is one of many species of Alocasia (almost 100 unique species!). It's commonly known as an African Mask or Elephant's Ear plant. The dark leaves with striking white veins make it a popular houseplant. Those beautiful leaves can grow to up to 40 cm in length. Alocasia thrive in bright, indirect sunlight - as much as they can get. Like a lot of tropical plants, water is important - the soil in the spring and summer should always be moist - but not soaking wet. Alocasia can be a challenging plant to care for, but when you get it right, it is incredibly rewarding!
Hey you! You may have noticed that this plant was once classified as an air purifier. While all plants do purify your air to an extent, it's significantly less than this green amigo would like to take credit for! Wanna learn more? Read about it here.
Alocasia Amazonica | African Mask (M)
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.
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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