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As with most varieties of Alocasia these will be happiest in bright indirect light and should be watered when the top inch of soil has dried out. Perhaps a little more finnicky that some other plants, but completely worth it!
Pot size: 17cm
Please note you may not receive the exact plant pictured, but one of a similar size and condition.
|Bright indirect light but keep away from direct sun which can burn the delicate foliage.
||Bright indirect light if they are still actively growing - if dormant they can be kept in lower light areas.|
|Water when the top inch of soil is dry.
||If the plant goes dormant in the winter months do not water at all until new growth starts to appear.|
|Can tolerate average household temperatures but prefer higher humidity levels.
||Try to avoid any drastic changes in temperature - keep away from cold draughts and central heating.|
|Feed once every couple of weeks throughout the growing season.||Do not feed in Autumn and Winter unless the plants is still actively growing.|
Common Name: Buddha's Palm, Spear Queen
Scientific Name: Alocasia cucullata
Toxicity: Toxic to humans and animals.
Soil: Standard potting soil mixed with perlite, or equivalent, for good drainage.
Repotting: It's best to repot at the beginning of Spring when the plant has become rootbound - once every two years or so.
Propagation: These plants can produce 'pups' that grow at the base of their stems - you can separate these out when repotting the mother plant.
Common problems: Yellow leaf spots caused by inconsistent watering or direct sunlight.
Care Tips: Good air circulation will help to keeps pests at bay!
Fun Fact: People often think their plant has died if it loses all of it's leaves in the winter months - usually this means the plant has just gone dormant so don't throw it away! It should start growing for you again in the spring.
Other varieties: Black Velvet, Red Secret, Yucatan Princess, Pink Dragon
Please note these are general guidelines based on our experience with these plants - care should be altered based on individual home environments.