Alocasia esculata var chartreuse - Plant

This is not a common variety. The regular green to greenish purple variety is commonly seen growing in India. It is usually planted where kitchen washing water flows off. Plants love water and wet areas. It spreads and grows well if given some fertilizer. Even without leaves can be harvested every second week. The yellow variety too is easy to grow. It is slower growing and is also less tolerant of very harsh sunlight.


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About Alocasia esculata var chartreuse

Colocasia esculenta is a tropical plant grown primarily for its edible corms, the root vegetables most commonly known as taro. It is believed to be one of the earliest cultivated plants.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Common name: Alocasia Chartreuse, Yellow Alocasia
Maximum Reachable Height 3.00 to 6.00 feet
Flower Colour Yellowish-white
Bloom Time Rarely flowers
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

Colocasia esculenta isn’t just an ornamental plant either. In many places around the world, this species is grown as a food source. The roots, or tubers, of the plant have a potato-like consistency and can be cooked in a similar manner. Colocasia esculenta is known by many different nick names, including taro root, poi, potato of the tropics, eddo, djamandarrand and papachina.

Alocasia esculata var chartreuse care

Grow in partial shade and humusy, moist or wet, slightly acidic soil. Taro can be grown in the ground or in a large aquatic container. Store dormant tubers in a dry, frost-free location.

Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering Medium to wet
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature 45ºF
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Alocasia esculata var chartreuse special feature

Lends a large tropical look to gardens, water margins and large containers. Excellent as a specimen or in groups.

Alocasia esculata var chartreuse uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • One such plant is Colocasia esculenta Linn, commonly known as taro (English); aravi (Hindi) and alupam (Sanskrit)
  • It is a tall and perennial herbaceous plant growing throughout India
  • Colocasia esculenta Linn

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, 14 October 2019

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


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