Alocasia Polly 'African Mask' Indoor Houseplant Guide

Alocasia Polly 'African Mask' - Exotic Elegance for Indoor Spaces

Common Names

  • Alocasia Polly
  • African Mask Plant
  • Alocasia Amazonica 'Polly'

Care Guide for Alocasia Polly 'African Mask'

Light Requirements

Thrives in bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can damage its leaves, while insufficient light may cause legginess and reduce leaf variegation.

Watering Requirements

Water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, ensuring the soil remains moist but not waterlogged. Use well-draining soil to prevent root rot.

Humidity & Temperature

Prefers high humidity and warm temperatures between 60°F to 80°F (16°C to 27°C). Avoid exposure to drafts or sudden temperature changes.


Fertilize every 4-6 weeks during the growing season with a diluted liquid fertilizer. Reduce fertilization during winter.


Repot in the spring every 2-3 years or when the plant becomes root-bound, using a peat-based soil mix for optimum growth.

Common Problems & Solutions

  • Leaf Spotting: Caused by overwatering or fungal infections. Ensure proper soil drainage and air circulation around the plant.
  • Leaf Yellowing: Often a sign of overwatering or poor drainage. Adjust watering habits and check for proper drainage.
  • Pest Problems: Spider mites and aphids can be problematic. Regularly inspect the plant and treat with neem oil or insecticidal soap as necessary.


Best propagated by division during repotting. Make sure each division has at least one growth point for successful propagation.

Pet Friendliness

The Alocasia Polly 'African Mask' is known for its beauty, but it's not safe for pets. Its leaves contain toxins that can be harmful if ingested, so it's important to keep it away from pets.

Styling with Alocasia 'African Mask'

Its dramatic foliage makes it a perfect statement plant for modern and tropical-themed interiors. Ideal for adding visual interest to living rooms, bathrooms, or offices where its beauty can be fully appreciated.

Add the stunning Alocasia Polly 'African Mask' to your indoor plant collection for a touch of exotic elegance. Explore our selection and bring home this eye-catching plant today.