Hi! Winston is the name.
I am also called the Alocasia Wentii or Elephant's Ear. I get this nickname because of the shape of my leaves. Just like elephant ears, right? I am an impressive figure, with my large, dark leaves. Unique in my species, I certainly am!
Originally I come from very far away, that is, the rain forests in the warm, southern parts of Asia. Here I grow nicely and can grow several meters tall! Also, here my leaves are used as an umbrella during rainstorms. Thus I am not only beautiful, but also very useful!
Where should you place me?
If you put me in a bright place, I am very happy! Just don't put me in a place with direct sunlight, I don't like this very much.
What do I like?
Just give me some lukewarm water regularly, I really like that. Also, you may give me some fertilizer twice a month during the growing season.
Plantanious works together with the Work with Nature foundation. Our tropical rainforests are disappearing at a rapid pace and an enormous biodiversity is being lost along with the trees. If it were up to us, the jaguar would soon walk around again in the rainforest in Costa Rica protected by 'Adopt Rainforest'! The place where many of our special plants originate. In order to make an important contribution to the goal of the foundation - to protect 2,000 hectares of rainforest in the next ten years - we donate part of our turnover to protect part of the tropical rainforest. To achieve their goal, the foundation puts money into protection, conservation, reforestation, education and research.
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