Alocasia Regal Shields

Description

Alocasia Regal Shields has large, dark green, scalloped leaves on thick, green stalks. Great for a bright, sunny area of your home or office, or on your patio or deck in the summer!

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Alocasia Regal Shields
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Alocasia Regal Shields Care

Overview

Humidity
50% - 60%
Light
Medium (Light - Indirect)
Soil
Temperature
15 - 24
Watering
Medium

Humidity

These plants like slightly higher humidity levels than many other plants. You may need to raise the humidity levels in a room artificially by placing the plant in a humidity tray with pebbles or use a humidifier.

Light

The Alocasia Regal Shields plant is happy to be grown indoors. The area must have bright, indirect light. Place the plant near a south or north-facing window. Make sure that the plant gets bright light every day. Make sure that you do not place the plant exposed to rays of sunlight and hit the leaves. This plant needs 70-85% sunlight, and the filtered sun is best. During the cold winter months, you should relocate the plant indoors.

Soil

The Alocasia Regal Shields plant should be planted in normal to slightly acidic soil. The Elephant Ear ‘Regal Shields’ plant prefers a soil pH between 5.5 and 7.0.

Temperature

Indoors in a Floridian home, I will be happy in an environment that is controlled around 77° F (25° C).  Make sure that I am not in direct line of contact to air conditioning or heating vents. I would not like to receive cold or hot air blown at me.

Watering

Alocasia Regal Shields's soil should be maintained evenly moist. Water about once a week to keep soil evenly moist but never soggy. If your plant gets too much water, it will drip water from the tip of the leaf, so keep an eye out for that and adjust your watering.

Fertilizing

You can use diluted regular houseplant fertilizer once a month or during the growing season of spring through early fall. Too much plant food causes excess salt build-up in the soil that can result in leaf burn.

Propagation

These are usually propagated by dividing the plant when it's being re-potted in spring.