Growing Alocasia is an easy way to add a tropical flair to your indoor garden. When you know that it has a unique leave shape, and how to care for Alocasia plants, you will be rewarded with many years of attractive foliage.
What makes it special:
- One of the best attractive foliage plants.
- Low maintenance plant and easily grow in indoor condition.
- Perfect ornamental plant for house .
||Alocasia Hybrid - Plant
||4 inch (10 cm) Nursery Pot as Inner
||4.5 inch (11 cm) Ronda No. 1110 Round Plastic Planter (Black)
Alocasia is a genus of broad-leaved rhizomatous or tuberous perennial flowering plants from the family Araceae. This plant is famous for its unusual and unique alien-looking leaves.Elephant ear plant (Alocasia sp.) received their common name because their leaves look like green renditions of elephant ears.
The plants can be kept indoors as house plants or grown outdoors in shady areas. It is very low maintenance plant.The Elephant Ear plant is a Herbaceous Perennial, meaning that they grow from non-woody stems and will re-bloom each year. It is a robust rhizomatous evergreen perennial with dark green, narrowly arrow-shaped, wavy-edged leaves, up to 2 feet long (60 cm), adorned with ribs and margins marked in bright creamy white.
||9 inch (23 cm)
||6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Elephants ear, Alocasia amazonica, Kris Plant, African mask plant
|Maximum Reachable Height
||Up to 1 meter
Planting and care
Morning sunlight of 1-3 hours a day is ideal and plant grow well in bright light for rest of the day.Protect the Alocasia from harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage. SoilThe soil should be well drained, fertile and rich in organic content for growing Alocasia plant. WateringPoke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.Apply 1 cup(approx.50ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch.Do not overwater the plant.As a rule of thumb, water the plants thoroughly in summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.Water should be applied preferably in the morning or evening.Application of FertilizerBefore application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so, it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.Apply organic fertilizer once a month.Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.Plant ProtectionRemove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.DontsDo not overwater the plant specially when pot doesnt have drainage hole.Avoid applying water on leaves it may cause fungus infection.
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Alocasia Hybrid care
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.Apply 1 cup(approx.50ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch.Keep the plant in natural indirect/artificial bright light.Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
||Natural bright light with morning sunlight(1-3 hours)
||Apply 1 cup(approx.50ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch
||Well drained, fertile and rich in organic content
||18-24 Degrees Celsius
||Apply organic fertilizer once a month
Alocasia Hybrid special feature
Very attractive and beautiful foliage.
Alocasia Hybrid uses
- These are tropical plants that are treasured for their decorative leaves, and becoming popular as houseplants day by day