English name:Elephant Ear 'Stingray'
Latin name:Alocasia macrorrhiza 'Stingray'
About me:I have mid-dark green large leaves that are wide and finish with a whiptail, much like the stingrays you'll find in the sea.
Useful to know:
I am from the tropical rainforests of Asia.
If you look after me super well I could grow as tall as 1.8m.
I like dappled or indirect light.
I like my soil to be lightly moist, but when I'm small I'm vulnerable to root rot so do not overdo it.
I like it warm and humid so keep me in an enclosed space.
Please feed me diluted fertiliser once a month during the growing season.
My leaves can get quite big and would like the occasional dusting. Prune away any damaged leaves.
I take a while to adjust to new environments so may well droop and lose a leaf before I finally settle in.
I am toxic so please don't eat me.
In the wild, my leaves can grow up to 1m wide so I'm often used as a hideout during showers.