Alocasia, Elephant Ear (Green) – Plant
|Common Name||Metal Palm, Metallic Palm, Miniature Fishtail Palm, Dwarf Fishtail Palm.|
|Maximum Reachable Height||This palm can slowly grow up to 5-10 ft tall and 1-5 ft wide.|
|Flower Colour||It produces small red, purple or orange flowers that grow in a branched inflorescence.|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to Moderate.|
Planting And Care
- Palms grow best when you let their roots fill the pot.
- They need soil-based potting compost and should not be repotted unnecessarily.
- They are sensitive to chemicals and will be damaged if you expose them to aerosol sprays.
- If you need to treat them with insecticides, be sure what you use is suitable for a palm.
Chamaedorea Metallica Palm Care
Metallic palm thrives in moist, humus rich soil and is tolerant of alkaline limestone soils. Naturally undemanding for nutrients, metallic palm responds very well to regular applications of palm fertilizer.
Metallic palm grows naturally in the understory of dense forests, and is tolerant of deep shade and low light conditions.
|Sunlight||Partial shade to Shade. Tolerance to low light conditions make this palm perfect for growing indoors.|
|Watering||Water the plant until the soil is evenly moist. Do not over water the palm plant or leave it sitting in water. Check often to be sure that the plant is draining properly.|
|Soil||Chalky, Loamy, Sandy soil : moist but well-drained.|
|Temperature||They can handle a winter rest in cooler conditions, not less than 50 F. (10 C.). They do tolerate central heating.|
|Fertilizer||Feed your palm regularly during the growing season. If possible, use a palm fertilizer, which will contain all the micro nutrients and extra potassium and manganese. Potassium deficiency is especially common in palmsâ€”it shows up in yellowing or brownish fronds.|
Chamaedorea Metallica Palm Special Feature
Palms tend to lend themselves to creating shadows and reflections. You can stand a palm in an alcove that is lined with a mirror and create stunning effects. If you put one on each side of a fireplace, itâ€™s even doubly stunning. The shadows cast by the palmâ€™s fronds can pattern a plain wall. Spotlights can create good strong light for bold shadows.
These are quite dramatic. Donâ€™t position spotlights too closely because this generates too much heat for the palm to withstand. Finally, lighting the plant from below can cast shadows onto opposite walls and even the ceiling.
Chamaedorea Metallica Palm Uses
- This plant is used for ornamental purpose
This Product Contains
SrNo Item name
1 Alocasia, Elephant Ear (Green) – Plant
2 6 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
Elephant ear plants (Alocasia spp.) received their common name because their leaves look like green renditions of elephants ears. The plants can be kept indoors as house plants or grown outdoors.
The Elephant Ear plant is a Herbaceous Perennial, meaning that they grow from non-woody stems and will re-bloom each year. Elephant Ear plants are actually part of the Caladium familyThe elephant s ear is a hybrid that has become a fairly popular ornamental house plant and is one of the easiest to find and buy from the Alocasia genus.
Different shades of green and yellow appear through the leaves when sun light hits the leaves which is an attractive sight.