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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 Known 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 Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

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

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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