Alocasia Brisbanensis

Description

Alocasia brisbanensis is a species of plant in the family Araceae. Its common name is native lily or cunjevoi. It is native to rainforests of Eastern Australia. This plant has very large, spade shaped leaves on long, fleshy petioles.

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Alocasia Brisbanensis Care

Overview

Humidity
50% - 60%
Light
Low
Soil
Mix soil
Temperature
15 - 24
Watering
Medium

Humidity

Your Alocasia Brisbanensis prefers a spot with ample humidity. Mist it on a regular basis, or use a pebble tray to increase humidity. This plant will thrive if given frequent, lukewarm showers either in the actual shower or by using the spray attachment near your sink. Your bathroom or kitchen are perfect spots for your Alocasia Brisbanensis because these areas tend to be more humid.

Light

Your Alocasia Brisbanensis will thrive in a spot with bright, indirect, filtered light. Never allow this plant to stand in the direct sunlight the leaves will burn. It can survive in medium light, but avoid a dark corner.

Soil

Use an organic well-aerated loose plant soil that contains a good amount of peat moss. If the soil seems a little heavy, add some builder's sand or perlite.

Temperature

Your Alocasia Brisbanensis enjoys the warmth, preferably between 65-85 degrees, so maintain indoor temperatures above 60 degrees. Avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.

Watering

Allow the top 2"- 3" of soil to dry out before watering. Try to keep the soil evenly moist. Over-watering, wet leaves, and soggy soil makes an Alocasia Brisbanensis plant susceptible to a variety of serious fungal infections. Check the soil frequently until you are sure of the plant's watering needs. Alocasia Brisbanensis plants require less water during the winter when it's dormant.

Fertilizing

Use a general houseplant fertilizer with iron every four weeks during the spring and summer. No fertilizer is necessary during the winter months when plant growth naturally slows. Only apply fertilizer to damp soil–never dry, as it will burn the roots.