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Alocasia macrorrhiza - Plant

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Description

Alocasia macrorrhizos is a species of flowering plant in the arum family, Araceae, that it is native to rainforests from Malaysia to Queensland and has long been cultivated on many islands and elsewhere in the tropics.

Alocasia macrorrhizos is a species of flowering plant in the arum family, Araceae, that it is native to rainforests from Malaysia to Queensland and has long been cultivated on many Pacific islands and elsewhere in the tropics.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name giant taro, ÃÅ »ape, giant alocasia and pai
Maximum Reachable Height 12.00 to 15.00 feet
Flower Colour white
Bloom Time Seasonal bloomer
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

Diligently water your plants. Soak the entire root zone at least twice a week in dry summer weather. Avoid frequent shallow sprinklings, which wonà ¢ÃƒÆ’ ¢Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã… ¡ ¬ÃƒÆ’ ¢Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã… ¾ ¢t reach the deeper roots and may encourage fungus. Plants do best with 90 inches of rain per year, so unless you live in a rain forest, water regularly.

Alocasia macrorrhiza care

Enrich the soil with leaf mold or well-rotted organic matter to encourage good drainage. Dig a hole 2 to 3 times as deep as the bulbs are high and set the bulb in the hole pointy side up. Fill the hole with soil and tamp gently. Space bulbs at a distance equal to 3 times the bulbà ¢ÃƒÆ’ ¢Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã… ¡ ¬ÃƒÆ’ ¢Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã… ¾ ¢s diameter. For a good effect, plant plants in groups of 3 to 5 bulbs.

Sunlight full sun
Watering medium
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature 60-65 degrees F
Fertilizer apply any organic fertilizer

Alocasia macrorrhiza special feature

Bold foliage plant for frost-free areas in part shade. In areas where not winter hardy, plants may be grown in containers that are overwintered indoors. Also may be grown as a houseplant (best in sun room or hothouse). Plants grown indoors need high humidity.

Alocasia macrorrhiza uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • Alocasia macrorrhiza also known as giant taro, elephant s ear is a member of Araceace family
  • It is commonly used as a decorative plant
  • It is also used in many parts of the world as traditional herbal medicine in diverse ailments

Culinary Use:

  • It is edible if cooked for a long time but its sap irritates the skin due to calcium oxalate crystals

Frequently Asked Questions

When to repot Alocasia plant?

When plant overgrows in the current pot or after every 2 -3 years change the pot and preferably in June-July.

Planting Alocasia bulbs?

To grow plant through bulbs consider the following points 1. Use a pot having 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well drained soil. To sow bulbs make a hole about 2-3 inch in soil, place bulbs in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light for germination. Seeds will germinate within a 3-4 week. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

When to plant Alocasia bulbs?

To plant Alocasia bulbs April-May month is best suited.

How to trim Alocasia plant?

Alocasia plant need little pruning to develop a strong structure. Remove broken, dead, dying, or damaged branches by using clean cutting shear.

Where to plant Alocasia?

You can grow indoor or outdoor where 1. Direct or indirect bright sunlight for 4-6 hours a day is available. 2. Soil should be nutrient rich and well drained. 3. Apply Water when soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

How to plant Alocasia odora?

To plant Alocasia odora consider the following points. 1. To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil which is rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives 4-6 hours of direct or indirect bright sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct or indirect bright sunlight for 4-6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water. General caring tips- Plant should get 4-6 hours of direct or indirect bright sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June July).

How to propagate Alocasia plant?

You can propagate Alocasia plant through bulbs. 1. Select healthy and well developed last year bulbs to propagate 2. Use a pot having 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 3. Fill the pot with well drained soil. To sow bulbs make a hole about 2-3 inch in soil, place bulbs in it, cover with soil and apply water. 4. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 5. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Bulbs will germinate within a 1-2 week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

Why is my Alocasia plant dying?

The main reasons of dying Alocasia plant are as follows 1. Due to over watering or less watering to plant. 2. Plant does not get proper sunlight. 3. Lack of nutrient. 4. Disease and pest infestation.

What is Alocasia plant?

Alocasia is a genus of broad-leaved rhizomatous or tuberous perennial flowering plants from the family Araceae.

Why Alocasia plant leaves turning brown?

The main reasons of leaves turning brown are as follows 1. Due to over watering or less watering to plant. 2. Plant does not get proper sunlight. 3. Lack of nutrient. 4. Disease and pest infestation.

How to plant Alocasia seeds?

To grow Alocasia plant through seed consider the following points 1. Use a pot having 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within a 1-2 week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

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