Alocasia Bambino Dwarf Amazonica Polly Plant
Our Alocasis Bambino is a smaller greenhouse-grown and compact version of the well-known Alocasia lowii 'Polly Amazonica' plant. This plant is striking for its high gloss, dark, and deeply veined leaves. The plant is loved for its narrow and arrow-shaped leaf that is broad, bold, and contrasting pattern with the white veins.
When you don't want another large plant but want to have part of these stunning leaves in your collection, the Alocasia Bambino is the way to go as it will satisfy with gorgeous leaf growth.
The flowers on the alocasia are like interesting spikes. They are not generally appreciated as much as the leaves, but interesting hybrids can be grown when they cross-breed through open pollination.
Available in the following packaging based on your preference:
- Nursery Pot - Standard plastic 4" & 6" planter pot that can be placed inside a larger pot or left as is until it outgrows it.
- Marie Terracotta Pot 4" - a beautiful molded terracotta pot that is porous and fire glazed to allow plant roots to breathe; color works well with any decor and will develop a beautiful patina color over time. Includes matching dish underneath to catch water drainage and protect surfaces.
- Selene - This plant comes packaged in a white 6-inch round marbled ceramic planter pot ready for your home or office space with a ceramic rose gold tray to catch drips when watered.
- Victoria 4" - An elegant planter with matte black faces. Rubber feet on the bottom and a hole for drainage make it a perfect addition for your houseplants.
For added humidity, our Lyfe Rose Gold Signature Mister will make a perfect addition to your plant shelf for both function and beauty. We also recommend adding our Plant Shield & Shine to your order for routine maintenance and pest prevention.
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Our plants are shipped from our indoor greenhouse in South Florida. Please note all our plants are one of a kind and if you want to message us we can send you a picture of the exact one you will receive. The product image here is intended to be the best representation of what you can expect to receive but yours may have slightly less or more growth depending on the crop we have when your order is placed. Any lifestyle pictures are meant to demonstrate how a fully grown or more mature plant looks for you to get a sense of it in your space.
- Botanical Name
- Alocasia 'Bambino'
- Common Names
- Alocasia, Elephant Eats, African Mask, Mini-Polly African Mask, Mini-Elephant Ears, Amazon Taro, Alocasia Amazonica Polly, Bambino Amazonica
- Plant Type
- Tropical Plant
- Mature Size
- 6 inch to 3 foot tall and spreads 6 inch to 2 foot wide
- Sun Exposure
- Indirect to Bright Indirect
- Soil Type
- Moist but well draining loamy
- Soil pH
- Slightly Acidic
- Bloom Time
- Spring Summer
- Flower Color
- Not really showy light yellow color
- Hardiness Zones
- Zone 10-11; grown as a houseplant in all climates
- Native Area
- Tropical and subtropical regions of eastern Australia and areas of Asia
- Toxicity/ Pet Friendly
- Not pet safe, toxic to humans and pets
All our plants ship exclusively with UPS to ensure they arrive timely and in good condition. We ship most of our plants Mondays & Tuesdays to most of the USA to ensure they arrive speedy to your location. If you order on a Tuesday after 12 PM ET it is possible that we would not ship it till the following Monday.
We monitior the weather in each destination location to maximize the shipping time and utilize thermal protection to ensure that the plant is protected. You can add a heatpack or thermal bag to your order if temperatures at night fall below 40 degrees.
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Arrived in perfect shape. It has good indirect light, gets watered only when dry. It's not happy. What can I do to help it back to health?
This was a housewarming gift for a plant lover. She was thrilled. Great service and great quality.
It is a beautiful addition to my collection. It arrived in great shape and is doing great! I love ordering from verdant lyfe!
A beautiful unique plant that arrived very healthy
I initially discovered Verdant Lyfe on the online marketplace Mercari, and I was instantly hooked. Beautiful plants, fantastic variety, the most UNRIVALED and accommodating customer service, the accessibility and aesthetic of the brand.. I knew I had found my new nursery.
This lil Polly is GORGEOUS. Not a single ruffled leaf - it was barely phased by its trip all the way to Maryland. All of my plants have come in perfect condition because of the care that Verdant takes to package their little babies, and I am endlessly grateful for that attention to detail. Shipping is always fast, AND they are responsive on social media.
You've got a customer for life, Verdant! Thank you for everything.