Alocasia

Alocasia is a genus of broad-leaved rhizomatous or tuberous perennial flowering plants from the family Araceae. There are 79 species native to tropical and subtropical Asia to Eastern Australia, and widely cultivated elsewhere.

Alocasia Appearance

Scientific name
Alocasia
Common Name
Alocasia
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Alocasia Care

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15 - 24°C
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Medium
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temperature

Your {{title}} will thrive in temperatures ranging from 18-25ºC. Avoid abrupt temperature changes and cold drafts.

light

As a tropical plant, {{title}} doesn’t like low temps. Try not to let things drop below room temperature and avoid drafty, cool spots.

watering

{{title}} enjoys weekly watering sessions and frequent misting, keeping their soil moist but not wet. In winter, we recommend allowing the top 2’ of soil to dry out between waterings to prevent overwatering and root rot. This plant is not drought tolerant, and extended periods of dryness will cause leaf edges to brown.

humidity

Try placing your {{title}} in a humid room such as the bathroom or kitchen, away from radiators that might dry it out. Grouping plants together also makes for a more humid environment and you can run a humidifier in the middle to provide extra ‘assistance’.

soil

Can be planted in moist soil or grown in water. Be sure to fertilize regularly!

Toxicity

Alocasia Polly is toxic to both people and animals - keep away from small children and pets.

Fertilizing

Feed with general houseplant fertiliser monthly during the growing season (spring to summer).

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