Gemma, the Jewel Alocasia

Alocasia amazonica 'Bambino'
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$11.99

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SKU: ABA.0133 Category:

**Our online shop will be restocked December 28th, but you can always call before then for local availability! 970-223-4769

Meet Gemma! She wants to be the crown jewel of your living room jungle. Her leaves look faceted with their bright veins, reminiscent of the shining surface of a finely cut gem. The backsides of her narrow leaves are burgundy like tear drop garnets. Gemma knows you have seen Romancing the Stone approximately one hundred times and when you mouth the lines, she doesn’t mind if you are Jack or Joan as long as she gets to play the emerald!

We recommend planting this plug in our regular potting soil.

**IMPORTANT NOTE:
This plant ships as a 1″ fully rooted starter plant, as shown in the second photo. It will come wrapped in moss and tucked in a growers pot for safety. The terra cotta pot with the mature plant, shown in the first photo, is not included.
If you order multiple plants, we put them together in one pot so they stay moist and insulated. If you think we haven’t sent the full order, please take out the plants from the pot first to count them.

**Winter Shipping** Our plants are considered tropical and cannot survive for extended periods in temperatures below 40° F. Even if it’s warm where you are, remember that these plants are shipping from Northern Colorado! We require that you order a heat pack to add to your shipping box, this will help protect your plants from cold and frost. We will activate it as soon as it ships and it heats for 72+hours. Please understand we will not be responsible at all for damage due to cold weather if a heat pack is not added to the order. So, show your plants some love and get them a warming buddy!
(One heat pack is sufficient for a whole order)

Purchase heat pack HERE

-2021 HOLIDAY SHIPPING DATES AND CLOSURES-
Last day to order with Priority Shipping: Sunday November 21st by noon MST
Last day to order with FedEx: Sunday November 28th by noon MST
Ordering will resume as normal on Tuesday, December 28th

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Notes:

  • Botanical name: Alocasia amazonica ‘Bambino’
  • Likes regular water, somewhat drought tolerant, never let the bottom of the pot sit in water! If leaves are turning yellow and falling off, it’s likely over-watered.
  • Grows best in medium to bright indirect light.
  • Wipe leaves with a damp cloth when they become dusty.
  • Toxic to pets and humans.
  • Skill Level: Beginner