Alocasia cucullata, commonly known as Buddha’s Hand, is a medium-sized foliage plant with glossy, green heart-shaped leaves, which feature prominent veins, and can grow up to 30cm long.
The Alocasia Cucullata is found in the shady humid undergrowth of forests, rainforests and along riverbanks in many parts of Asia, such as India, China, Burma and Sri Lanka. Often known as the ‘Buddha’s hand’ this plant is often found in Buddhist temples in Thailand and Laos.
The leaves are sometimes used externally in traditional medicine to treat symptoms of rheumatism and arthritis and to treat abscesses and even viper bites.
All our potted plants come in compostable coir pots.