The Alocasia Serendipity, also known as the Black Elephant Ear, is a tall plant with large, heart-shaped purplish-green leaves with very dark purple undersides. The stems and veins on the leaf undersides are lime green. Being a jungle plant, it prefers shady conditions and rich consistently moist soils and protection from drying or damaging winds and harsh afternoon sunlight. These conditions can be achieved in a pot placed in a sheltered location, or as part of a moist understory planting or shady border.. This plant is a rare Alocasia.
Alocasia's are harder to care for because of their need for warmer temperatures and higher humidity. We recommend a humidifier, misting it twice a week, and/or adding a saucer underneath filled with rock. In the Fall when it goes dormant, don't overwater it! This is a common mistake that can kill off the plant. Don't worry, they are worth the extra love!