This stunning variety of Alocasia is a great way to turn your home into an urban jungle! They'll 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: Giant Taro
Scientific Name: Alocasia macrorrhiza
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
Please note these are general guidelines based on our experience with these plants - care should be altered based on individual home environments.