African mask -- also called Alocasia Poly -- is a stunning houseplant. The dark, shield-shaped foliage is accentuated by white veins running throughout the leaves. The plant will flower occasionally, sending up a spike with a light yellow flower, but the foliage is the reason the plant is grown. African mask is the perfect plant for high-humidity areas such as bathrooms and kitchens.
Low to High Light
Above 50°F (10°C)
Keep soil moist, but do not let the plant stand in water or let the soil dry out
To 6 feet tall and 3 feet wide
African mask is not intended for human or animal consumption
Feed with liquid fertilizer during growing season, or frequent, small applications of granule fertilizer.
Repot African mask each spring when new growth begins.
With its large, arrow-shaped leaves that have prominent light colored veins, African mask makes a stunning houseplant.