Reversa Alocasia

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  • Showy Foliage
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light To Low Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 19 inches

The Reversa Alocasia, also known as the Reverse Alocasia, African Mask and Elephant Ears, is a unique houseplant. Its arrowhead-shaped leaves are silver with deep, dark-green veins. Though this plant is known for being on the higher end of the maintenance scale, it can thrive indoors with proper care. These plants rarely grow taller than 19 inches indoors, so they’re a great choice for areas with limited space! This plant also likes to be a bit root bound, so you’ll seldom need to re-pot!

Best Locations For Growing Reversa Alocasia 

This is a great plant for any room, but it is toxic to pets and humans, so keep it out of reach of children and furry friends. Being a subtropical plant, Alocasia loves humidity: you may consider keeping it in a bathroom or near a humidifier. 

Reversa Alocasia Sunlight Requirements

The Reversa Alocasia is a pretty adaptable plant, and can handle low to bright indirect light. However, it will thrive and grow more quickly in a location with bright indirect sunlight. Direct sunlight will burn its leaves, so if placing it near a south-facing window, make sure to keep it a few feet away.

Reversa Alocasia Care

As a subtropical plant, the Reversa Alocasia prefers warmer temperatures and humidity. It is quite sensitive to cold temperatures (50 degrees and below), so avoid placing it near an exterior door, drafty window or air-conditioning vent. If you live in a drier climate like the desert, consider placing your Alocasia near a humidifier or pebble tray. You can also place it in the shower to give it regular humidity!

In the wild, this plant grows between large boulders, so it thrives with well-draining soil that aerates fairly well. You can make this at home by mixing perlite, coarse potting sand and peat at a 1:1:1 ratio. You can also use a well-draining aroid mix from the store.

Watering Reversa Alocasia

Only water your Reversa Alocasia when the top two inches of soil are dry. This plant has medium water requirements, meaning it needs evenly consistent moisture. Cut back on watering in colder months if the plant is not actively growing.

Feeding Reversa Alocasia 

Reversa Alocasia benefits from regular feedings. Try a diluted (1/2 or 1/4 strength) complete liquid fertilizer, fish/seaweed emulsion or slow-release fertilizer. Feed once a month in the spring and summer.

Reversa Alocasia Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - Keep lightly moist. When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Purifier: Low
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 19 inches
Mature Spread: 18-24 inches
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green
Temperature: 60° - 80°F (16° - 27°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Reversa Alocasia
Other Name(s): Reversa
Scientific Name: Alocasia amazonica 'Reversa'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.