Add some nostalgia and unusual beauty to your indoor houseplants or outdoor gardens with the Alocasia Mickey Mouse plant. New to us, we love the large dark-green foliage and light green to cream variegation spread on the Mickey Mouse ears shaped leaves. This vibrant aroid will make any space feel alive! The variegations on its leaves are unique from each other so no two leaves are the same.
Although it is known as Mickey Mouse Alocasia, it is not an Alocasia. It is under the genus Xanthosoma, which is closely related to Alocasia. They are probably misidentified because of the close resemblance between the two genera under the same family. The common name “Mickey Mouse” is due to the attractive shape of the leaf blade of this plant, which closely resembles the famous Disney character of the same name, Mickey Mouse. The Mickey Mouse Alocasia is also known as Mickey Mouse Taro, Mouse Cup, and Pocket Plant.
The word Xanthosoma is Greek and can be broken down into “Zanthos” meaning yellow, and “Soma” meaning body. Put these two together, and it means yellow-bodied plant.
Currently the 2 Gallon pot size is available, standing stands approx 36".
Loves humidity. Keep soil moist but not soggy.
This plant would naturally be found at the bottom of the rainforest and receive light filtered by the dense canopy layers above. Therefore, the Alocasia Mickey Mouse needs plenty of indirect sunlight. This plant does not tolerate direct light very well. If your plant is indoors, keep it in the corner of a well-lit room. If this plant is outdoors, make sure it is shaded by something. If your plant is getting too much light, it will tell you by developing burnt leaves.
Great for Foundation plantings, specimens, mass plantings, commercial landscapes, front or middle of the border, urban gardens, and containers.
This is a local pickup in the Portland Oregon area only. We will not ship this plant.