The Alocasia Cucullata has beautiful heart shaped glossy green leaves with prominent veins on its tall green stems. Alternatively known as Buddha's hand, it is believed to bring good fortune and is often kept in Buddhist temples across its native Thailand and Laos.
Light: Thrives best in bright conditions to partial light shade. Avoid direct sunlight as this will scorch the leaves.
Water: Keep the compost moist with warm water. Do not allow the soil to dry out.
Temperature: Needs to be kept warm, ideally between 18-22°C.
Humidity: Needs a moist environment with above average humidity. Stand on a pebble tray to improve humidity and mist frequently. Pop it in the shower for a while to give it an occasional boost.
These plants are harmful if eaten and are a skin and eye irritant. Keep out of reach of children and animals.