Alocasia indica is an Ayurvedic plant used for the treatment of diseases of Vata roga, swelling.


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About Alocasia indica

A robust herb with long, cylindrical caudex, up to 1.8 m. Leaves large 60 to 90 cm long, triangular-sagittate. Peduncle shorter than the petiole, spathe 20 to 30 cm, pale yellow, spadix equaling the spathe. The plant requires very bright indirect light.

High light refers only to bright indirect light since direct sun often burns the leaves of indoor houseplants Plant requires very bright indirect light. Alocasia plant susceptible to a variety of serious fungal infections. The rootstock is cooling, mild laxative and diuretic, useful in piles, habitual constipation, inflammations, rheumatism, leprosy, anasarca, jaundice, diseases of the spleen. The ash of the rootstocks mixed with honey is used in cases of aphthae.

The leaf Juice is astringent. In the Chittagong Hill Tracts, the rootstock is used in diarrhea and stomachache by the Tanchangya.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%

Alocasia indica care

Alocasia indica uses

Frequently Asked Questions

When to repot Alocasia plant?

These tropical foliage plants require repotting every year or two once they outgrow their pots and become root bound.

Planting Alocasia bulbs?

you can plant them directly into some well draining soil (preferably a little soil mixed with perlite and sand, or other loose and dry material). This is for the bulb not to rot when you water it, you'll just have to remember to water it quite frequently.

When to plant Alocasia bulbs?

Plant Alocasia bulbs in April/May

How to trim Alocasia plant?

Slice through the fleshy stem at the base of any yellow leaves with a serrated knife. Often all leaves on the plant are damaged. Cut back to the base of the plant, sawing through the base of the leaf petioles, or stems, with your knife, leaving the green trunk above the bulb

Where to plant Alocasia?

You can grow indoor or outdoor where indirect bright light is available.

How to plant Alocasia odora?

Light Needs vary from shade to full sunlight, depending on the variety. Ask the grower if the plant is sun-trained. Leaf color tends to be better among plants that grow best with more light. Soil Plant in loose, well-drained potting mix or a crumbly loamy soil. Try to let the top few inches of soil become nearly dry before watering. This will help keep it evenly moist. Soggy soil makes the plant susceptible to many fungal infections. Water Keep Alocasia plants moist all year; they are water-loving plants. There is a fine line with these plants. You want to keep the soil moist, but not soggy. They require less water during the winter months because the plant is dormant

When do you repot Alocasia plant?

These tropical foliage plants require repotting every year or two once they outgrow their pots and become root bound.

How to propagate Alocasia plant?

You can propagate Alocasia plant through bulbs.

Why is my Alocasia plant dying?

It is may be due to Insufficient light, less or overwatering and cold temperature. So make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright indirect sunlight, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location. Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.

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?

This can be caused by a number of factors including over-watering, chemical burn from too much fertilizer, Root rot and dry stagnant air.

How to plant Alocasia seeds?

Sow the seeds on the surface of the soil and then lightly dust them with a pinch of medium. Spray the top of the soil with a misting bottle and keep the medium lightly damp but not soggy. Once seedlings appear, which may be as long as 90 days after planting, move the tray to a location with indirect but bright light.


Monday, 18 November 2019

Plant is in very good condition.....Vase is good ..... Packaging is ok..... Jelly balls were broken....

Shubham Agarwal

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