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Alocasia Hybrid - Plant

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Description

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 .
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1 Alocasia Hybrid - Plant
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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.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height 9 inch (23 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Elephants ear, Alocasia amazonica, Kris Plant, African mask plant
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 1 meter
Flower Colour Creamy white
Bloom Time Rarely flowers
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care


Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.

Sunlight

  • 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.
  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained, fertile and rich in organic content for growing Alocasia plant.
  • Watering
  • 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.
  • 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 Fertilizer
  • Before 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 Protection
  • Remove 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.

  • Donts
  • Do not overwater the plant specially when pot doesnt have drainage hole.
  • Avoid applying water on leaves it may cause fungus infection.
  • 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:
    Sunlight Natural bright light with morning sunlight(1-3 hours)
    Watering Apply 1 cup(approx.50ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch
    Soil Well drained, fertile and rich in organic content
    Temperature 18-24 Degrees Celsius
    Fertilizer Apply organic fertilizer once a month

    Alocasia Hybrid special feature

    Very attractive and beautiful foliage.

    Alocasia Hybrid uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • These are tropical plants that are treasured for their decorative leaves, and becoming popular as houseplants day by day

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    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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