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Tiki's survival guide

Hard work pays off

You know that Brady Bunch episode when the gang goes to Hawaii and Bobby finds an old Hawaiin Idol that brings bad luck to whoever touches it? Let's just say cultural sensitivity in the 70's wasn't what it is today. Well, Alocasia Amazonica or Tiki is kinda similar - she's not from the Amazon at all - but was created in a Florida nursery in the 50's by crossing A. longiloba and A. sanderiana. And to top it off many people feel they have been cursed by bad luck when they realize how difficult it can be to look after these plants. Oh, Tiki!

pot has a diameter of 15 cm
Frequent water needed
Light air purifying
Once every two years
38 cm tall, including pot
Bright, no direct sunlight
Toxic!
Occasionally in summer

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What makes Tiki so special

Tiki's striking appearance is what makes her so popular. Those long, dark leaves with creamy white veins can grow to up to 40 cm in length. When Tiki is happy she is an absolute stunner but keeping her happy can be a challenge. She likes lots and lots (and lots and lots) of bright, indirect sunlight - as much as she can get. And keep her away from drafts, no one wants to catch a cold these days and the same is true for Tiki! Like a lot of tropicals water is important - her soil in the spring and summer should always be moist - but not soaking wet. If you are really good to her, Tiki will reward your efforts by flowering. Thank you Tiki!

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