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.
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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
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.