Alocasia Cucullata

Description

Alocasia Cucullata is a species of flowering plant in the arum family known by the common names Chinese taro, Chinese ape, Buddha's hand, and hooded dwarf elephant ear. It is kept as an ornamental plant.

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Alocasia Cucullata Care

Overview

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

Humidity

Alocasia Cucullata plants grow best in high humidity. To increase the humidity, place the plant on a tray filled with pebbles and water. Be sure the plant is sitting on the pebbles and not in the water. You can also increase the humidity by placing a small humidifier near the plant or grouping plants together. Do not mist the plant; misting encourages plant diseases.

Light

Your Alocasia Cucullata 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 soil that contains a good amount of peat moss. If the soil seems a little heavy, add some builder's sand or perlite.

Temperature

Alocasia Cucullata plants prefer warm temperatures between 60 ยฐ-80 ยฐF (15.6 ยฐ-26.7 ยฐC). Alocasia Cucullata plants becomes dormant with prolonged exposure to temperatures below 60 ยฐF (15.6 ยฐC), and may drop all of their leaves. Be sure to keep an Alocasia Cucullata away from air conditioners and cold drafts. During warm summer months an Alocasia Cucullata plant can produce a new leaf every week and each new leaf may be twice the size of the previous leaf.

Watering

Maintain a regular watering schedule and keep the soil of your plant moist, but not wet or saturated. This is not a drought-tolerant plant, but it is relatively forgiving if you forget to water it from time to time. Extended periods of dryness can result in brown leaf tips or edges. Root rot will occur if the soil is allowed to become soggy.

Fertilizing

For best results, use a general houseplant fertilizer 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 soilโ€“never dry, as it can burn the roots.