xl Frydek Velvet Jungle Elephant Ear

A stunning, velvet leaf variety with with a high degree of variegation. This is a beautiful tropical plant having satiny emerald-green leaves with white midrib and pale stalks with bizarre purplish banding. This Alocasia likes shade which makes it extremely easy to grow as a house plant or garden border plant. Mature heights of 2-3 ft.  This variety makes an excellent container plant as well as a beautiful landscape plant for the tropical garden.

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ABOUT THIS ALOCASIA. Frydek Velvet Jungle – A narrow leafed Alocasia with a high degree of variegation. This is a beautiful tropical plant having satiny emerald-green leaves with white midrib and pale stalks with bizarre purplish banding. This Alocasia likes shade which makes it extremely easy to grow as a house plant or garden border plant. Mature heights of 2-3 ft.  This variety makes an excellent container plant as well as a beautiful landscape plant for the tropical garden. These are very healthy tropical plants with well established root system. The plants shipping now may vary in size, form and color from the images above. Please remember that no two plants are alike. The growth rate and leaf color of Frydek Velvet Jungle will vary greatly depending on soil type, sunlight, temperature and other factors. A few leaves are often trimmed prior to shipping to reduce transpiration and travel stress.

QUICK SPECS

OUTDOOR
Zone 9b-11
PATIO
Zone 4a-11

SOIL TYPE
Rich Moist
% SUN
70-85%

POT SIZE
4″ Round
INCLUDES
One Plant


ALOCASIA PLANT CARE. Frydek Velvet Jungle are very easy to grow tropical plants that require little care indoors or out. Like other aroids, many species of Alocasia can be grown as houseplants, or outdoors in mild climates. They thrive in moist soils with high organic matter and grow best when provided with filtered sunlight. Alocasia plants can be grown in containers or outdoors as a remarkable landscape plant. Indoors plants thrive at temperatures between 55°- 80°F and in lower light conditions than other house plants. In the ground Alocasias get big and are often unrecognizable from their potted juvenile state. They add a wonderfully tropical accent to any well-lit space or cascading from your favorite planter. In very cold zones a containerized Alocasia can be brought inside for the winter months. Be sure to avoid frost and freezing temperatures. When you receive your new Alocasia, there is no need to worry about planting right away. Your new plant can be stored for a while by simply placing it in a bucket with about a half inch of water in the bottom and moving it to a shady location. You can then add some mulch to keep your plant standing upright. The mulch will also supply nutrients while in storage. This will give you plenty of time to select the ideal location for your new Alocasia.

CONTAINER SIZE. Alocasia grow very well in patio and indoor containers. Allow enough room for growth generally a 10″ to a 20″ diameter, 10″ deep container will suffice to get started. Remember the looser the roots, the taller and healthier your plant will be. When the plant becomes root bound its growth will slow, at that point it is time for a larger pot.

SOIL. Frydek Velvet Jungle Alocasias enjoy well drained but moist, rich organic mix. Remember try to stay away from wet, mucky or dry, sandy soils.

FERTILIZER. To help establish your new Frydek Velvet Jungle Alocasia, fertilize sparingly at least 6 inches away from the base, tri-annually with a slow time released product. Unfertilized they will tend to grow very slowly. Note: The heavy salts in cheaper fertilizers will damage the roots and possibly kill the plant.

GROW ZONE & LIGHT. Best outdoors if grown in zone 9b-11, find your zone here. This Alocasia requires 70-85% sunlight. Depending on your location filtered sun is best. In the northern end of their grow zone Frydek Velvet Jungle plants should be brought indoors or protected during the winter months. The patio zone is 4b-11 which means the potted plant will flourish over the summer months in colder zones but must be brought inside before frost.

BEFORE YOU PLANT OUTDOORS. At the nursery these Alocasia plants are grown under 20-40% shade cloth. If you plant this Alocasia in a brightly lit area you may experience leaf burn. It is best to acclimate this plant to its environment by keeping it outside and slowly moving it into a sunny area over a week or two to avoid stress before planting.

WHAT IS THE SHIPPING SIZE. All Frydek Velvet Jungle Alocasia Plants for sale will vary in size. In the spring, plants are often smaller than plants shipped in the fall. Plants designated with a sku ending in -4, -6 or -8 will arrive in a standard 4 inch, 6 inch or 8 inch round growers pot respectively. Our new, reusable, recyclable deep pots are 8 inches deep and 3×3 inches in width. Products growing in these pots are easy to transplant and allow for deeper roots and faster growth, they are designated with a sku ending in -t3, most of these often come with a wood totem. (Note: The item sku number can be found just below the buy button.) The color and style of these pots may vary. If we are out of a particular size item, we may ship a larger size at no additional charge. For more information, click the “best packaging” link at the bottom of this page.

Note: Before leaving, Frydek Velvet Jungle Alocasia plants are inspected, watered, and pruned. Larger plants, generally those that ship in 8″ pots or with totems, will be topped to 36″ or 48″ overall, depending on the variety, if necessary to facilitate shipping. Your new plants’ pot is then bagged to ensure that the soil stays in the pot and not loose in the box. Plants are tissue or kraft paper wrapped and secured in place with natural biodegradable peanuts. Buy your Frydek Velvet Jungle online now while they are in stock.

WHAT ARE THE SHIPPING RATES?   Very Simple Flat Rate.  The same low rate applies to everyone no matter here you live. However at the current time we only ship to the lower 48 states. We do NOT ship to AK, HI or PR. Orders placed from these areas will be refunded and cancelled. Orders placed from the western regions in the US can have an extended delivery time up to 9 days, we strongly recommend orders be placed in early spring or late fall to avoid hot summer temps. In these regions you are accepting full responsibility for the shipment and understand the risks involved due to distance and temperatures. Western shipments are not guaranteed in the months of June-July-August-September.

Items Ordered Shipping Charge
1 $16.49
Plus $2.50 per additional item.
Example Shipping Total
1 Item $16.49
5 Items $26.49
10 Items $38.99

HOW ARE PLANTS PACKAGED?
  Wow, like a present!  With our state of the art packaging we can ensure that your new plant arrives in style. Before leaving our growers all plants are inspected, watered and pruned if necessary. Your new plant is bagged to keep the soil moist and to ensure that the soil stays in the pot not loose in the box. Then your plants are tissue or kraft paper wrapped and secured in place with natural biodegradable peanuts, you will be pleased. You can see the various pot sizes and actual plants ready to ship. (click-here)

WHAT IS THE SHIPPING SIZE
  All plants will vary in size. In the spring, plants are often smaller than plants shipped in the fall. Most plants designated with a sku ending in -4, or -3 will arrive in a standard 4 inch or 2.75 inch growers pot respectively. Kens new, reusable, recyclable deep cells are 5 to 7 inches deep and 1 to 2.5 inches in diameter. Products growing in these cells are easy to transplant and allow for deeper, faster growth and are designated with a -5, or -7. (Note: The item sku number can be found just below the buy button.) The color and style of these pots may vary. If we are out of a particular size item, we may ship a larger size at no additional charge. You can see the various pot sizes and actual plants ready to ship. (click-here)

ARE SHIPPING OPTIONS AVAILABLE?
 No. Sorry,  at the present the only shipping option available is UPS Ground ®. UPS ® has proven themselves in the industry and have become the carrier of choice for our family of growers. With reasonable rates, careful handling and on time service you can be sure that your shipment will arrive ready to be enjoyed.

WHAT IS YOUR DELIVERY TIME?
 To ensure proper delivery  most orders will take 1 - 3 weeks. The delivery time can vary depending on the supplying growers work load and/or seasonal holidays. Rest easy knowing that your plant will not ship until it is inspected, watered, bagged and properly packaged.

For more information visit our shipping page or contact customer service.