Alocasia macrorrhiza - Plant

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.

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About Alocasia macrorrhiza

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, ʻape, 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 won’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 bulb’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?

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.



Reviews

Thursday, 05 December 2019

Very nice plant. Got delivered with very good condition. Gonna order one more

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