This odd, aberrant form mutation of Alocasia macrorrhiza was originally found growing in the Sarawak region of Borneo. The leaf tip is extremely elongated, making the overall leaf shape resemble that of the beloved Stingray sea creature! Being an Alocasia macrorrhiza, these Alocasias can get BIG! As we have seen mature plants upwards of 6' tall with "Stringrays" close to 3 feet in width!
~Do Not let Alocasia sit in excess water. Alocasia are prone to rot if left with “wet feet”. Once watered, make sure to drain any extra water. ~Alocasia are rhizomatous, meaning as they grow they will produce offshoots on short stems at or below the soil line. If you see bulb-like balls [known as corms] in the pot, Do Not remove them as these will grow to become new Alocasia!
The Alocasia macrorrhiza ‘Stingray’ likes lots of bright but indirect light. Direct sun will burn the leaves. An East or South-facing window is ideal for these plants when grown indoors. Keep warm and allow the pot to approach dry between waterings. Prevent pests by washing the leaves once a week with a damp paper towel.