Alocasia Sanderiana

Description

Alocasia sanderiana, commonly known as the kris plant, is a plant in the family Araceae. It is endemic to Misamis Occidental and Bukidnon, in the Philippines. It is classified as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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Alocasia Sanderiana Care

Overview

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

Humidity

Your Alocasia Sanderiana loves extra 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 Sanderiana because these areas tend to be more humid.

Light

Your Alocasia Sanderiana will thrive in bright indirect light. Never allow your 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

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

Watering

Always allow the top 2"- 3" of the soil to dry out before watering. Keep the soil evenly moist. Over-watering, wet leaves, and soggy soil makes an Alocasia Sanderiana plant susceptible to a variety of serious fungal infections. Check the soil frequently until you are sure of the plant's watering needs. Water less during the winter when it is dormant.

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 soil–never dry, as it can burn the roots.