Alocasia macrorrhiza ‘Stingray’ is a very special elephant ear plant with amazing leaves shaped just like baby stingrays creating a wacky effect. Like all alocasia, ‘Stingray’ enjoys fertile moisure retentive compost and is best grown in dappled shade ideally as a house or conservatory plant year round or placed outside during warmer months taking care not to let it get sunburnt.
The plants grown and sold by us are youngsters so ideally feed and repot regularly and untimately your Alocasia macrorrhiza ‘Stingray’ can reach 1.50cm or more high maturing into a spectacular specimen. Unlike some other elephant ear plants ‘Stingray’ is evergreen and remains in leaf throughout the winter. Our advice is to keep well fed and watered during the spring and summer, we use seaweed fertilizer. Then as light levels decrease stop feeding and keep the compost just moist, slightly on the dry side.
To summarise Alocasia macrorrhiza ‘Stingray’ is fairly easy to grow, enjoys humid shady conditions enjoying temperatures between 15 – 30 degrees centigade.
One last thing, Alocasia macrorrhiza ‘Stingray’ surprises me that it is actually a macrorrhiza variety so if you know different please let us know.