Alocasia 'Stingray' | Alocasia macrorrhiza 'Stingray'
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Alocasia 'Stingray' | Alocasia macrorrhiza 'Stingray'

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A unique and exciting tropical plant with patterned colouring on its stems and large glossy leaves which recall the wings and tail of a stingray. Growing Pot Size: 10cm Key Information This is a striking tropical plant is commonly known as a ‘Stingray’ or ‘Elephant Ear Stingray’ Stingray’s love bright,...
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Alocasia 'Stingray' | Alocasia macrorrhiza 'Stingray'

A unique and exciting tropical plant with patterned colouring on its stems and large glossy leaves which recall the wings and tail of a stingray.

Growing Pot Size: 10cm

Key Information

  • This is a striking tropical plant is commonly known as a ‘Stingray’ or ‘Elephant Ear Stingray’
  • Stingray’s love bright, indirect sunlight making it a great choice for a houseplant
  • It has moderate care needs, with emphasis on getting the watering just right
  • This plant is toxic if ingested, so keep away from hungry pets!
  • Growing Pot Size: 10cm

Alocasisa ‘Stingray’: Plant Overview

The Alocasia macrorrhiza ‘Stingray’ has been granted such a name due to the elegant and glossy leaves it displays, reminiscent of a beautiful stingray gliding the ocean floor. Native to Southeast Asia, this tropical plant will add mystique and style to your home. 

Its characteristic dappled stems are eye-catching and offer more panache than the average plant. Under the right conditions, it can grow 1.2m tall, making it a wonderful stand-alone specimen. Unusually, it prefers to be watered with warm water meaning it has moderate care needs. Yet, it’s well worth the extra care and attention because it is a rare and beautiful plant. 

Key Benefits: Air Cleaner and Mood Booster

Stingrays are natural air filters. They can clean pollutants and chemical gases that are present in the home. It’s also a mood booster as it brings vibrancy to a room and produces natural chemicals which improve productivity.

Alocasia macrorrhiza: Carpe diem!

Alocasia Stingrays are symbolic of seizing opportunities, even when they are risky. Is this significant to you?

How To Care For Your Snake Plant

  • Light: Stingray plants grow best in indirect sunlight. You should avoid placing it in positions of direct sunlight as it will likely cause scorching on the leaves. 
  • Water: Unusually, water this plant with warm water. Be sure to keep the soil moist, especially during the spring and summer when the plant is growing. However, be sure not to overwater. Little and often is a good approach. 
  • Fertiliser: During its growing season, you can feed this plant once a month with a slow-release fertiliser.
  • Repotting: Repot if you notice roots growing out the bottom of the pot, also if the plant’s growth slows. Younger plants will grow more quickly and may need repotting as often as twice a year, but this will slow as the plant matures. 
  • Propagating: It’s simple to propagate Alocasia ‘Stingray’ by dividing its rhizomes or offsets. You can also take cuttings from the root stem.
  • Temperature: Keep in warm, ideally at room temperatures between 18°C and 22°C. In the winter months, you may want to move it away from drafty windows. 
  • Humidity: As a tropical plant, Alocasia ‘Stingray’ likes humidity and will appreciate a regular misting with clean water.

Alocasia 'Stingray'  - Common Problems and Questions

Why are the leaves of my Alocasia 'Stingray' yellowing?

This is commonly a sign of overwatering. With too much watering, the roots can sit in water and begin to rot. This then prevents the roots from being able to uptake vital nutrients from the soil environment. Yellowing leaves can also be a symptom of nitrogen deficiency. Remedy this by adding a mulch of new potting soil to the surface of the pot and water in, or feed with a liquid soluble fertiliser. 

Why are there browning tips on the leaves of my Alocasia 'Stingray'?

With Alocasia ‘Stingray’ being a tropical plant, browning leaves is likely to be a symptom of low humidity or scorching from direct sunlight. You can increase humidity by regularly misting the leaves with clean water in a spray bottle, or moving the plant to a more suitable room in the house, such as the bathroom where humidity is higher. Also, be sure that the plant isn’t receiving direct sunlight from any south-facing windows. It’s programmed for dense tropical environments where it can be shaded by other plants. 

Shipping and Returns

We can ship to anywhere within Canada. However, it may take longer for you to receive your products if you live in a remote region, such as the Eastern Provinces, especially as we ship from BC.

Please allow up to five business days for your plant to be delivered. If you live in one of the Eastern Provinces, this may take slightly longer, typically around seven business days.

Please also note that tax rates vary dependent on province. These too will be calculated at checkout to comply with provincial laws.

We are happy to return any defective items you may have received. Please get in touch with our customer service team at and they will be more than happy to assist!

If your item is found to be defective or damaged, you will be entitled to a full refund. In many cases, we will not require the item be delivered back to us, however, in some circumstances we may request that this it is. If this is the case, our customer service team will gladly help you through this process.

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

Why Bloombox Club?

We started Bloombox Club with one intention. To deliver high-quality indoor plants to homes around the world. Our motivation? To introduce thousands to the calming and rejuvenating presence that having plantlife in the home brings. And what's more, we wanted to make this process as hassle-free and rewarding as possible.

Here are a few things that make this vision a reality.

  • High-Quality Canadian Plants: Our plants may have their origins around the world, yet they are all grown in our dedicated Canadian greenhouses in British Columbia, and to the highest of standards.
  • Unrivalled Customer Service: Our dedicated customer service team are ready to help! Send these plant-enthusiasts an email at
  • National Delivery Network: We believe that our plants should be available to every Canadian, that's why we deliver across the whole country, with no exception.

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