Lighting: Medium to Bright, Indirect light
Water: About every 5-6 days.
Humidity: Tolerates standard household humidity
Native Origin: Southeast Asia
USDA Hardy Zone: 10 & 11
Alocasia 'Regal Shield' is an easy to grow hybrid elephant ear. This plant is a cross between Alocasia 'Black Velvet' and 'Odora'. You can expect stunning three foot foliage and a towering six feet in height out of this plant. Make sure that your Alocasia is receiving bright, indirect light and is placed right next to the light source. Water your Alocasia about every 5-6 days Spring through Fall, and about every other week in the Winter.
Alocasia will grow beautifully outdoors, but they are not winter hardy and should be brought inside once temperatures dip below 55 degrees. Spring through Fall, keep your Alocasia in Full Shade and make sure it is not receiving any hot, direct sun. Water once your plant has had a chance to dry out, usually about every 4-6 days with moderate temperatures. You may need to water your Alocasia every 2-3 days during periods of extreme heat.