Alocasia 'Regal Shields' is the hybrid cross of Alocasia odora and Alocasia reginula aka "Black Velvet". Getting it's cold tolerance and larger stature from odora, and it's unique coloration and pleating from reginula, 'Regal Shields' is the perfect combination of both of these plants!
~Do Not let Alocasia sit in excess water. Alocasia are prone to rot if left with “wet feet”. Once watered, make sure to drain any extra water.
~Do Not place in full sun. Though some larger varieties can be acclimated to full sun, our Alocasia have been grown under shaded, greenhouse conditions.
~Alocasia are rhizomatous, meaning as they grow they will produce offshoots on short stems at or below the soil line. If you see bulb-like balls [known as corms] in the pot, Do Not remove them as these will grow to become new Alocasia!
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