Alocasia Sarian like higher than average humidity but other than that they are really easy to care for, read on…
Alocasia Sarian Summary
|Light needs:||Bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Check it once a week, water if top 25% of the soil is dry.|
|Fertilizer:||A balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer.|
|Soil:||A light, loose, rich, well draining soil.|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.|
|Common issues:||Over and underwatering as well as lack of humidity.|
The alocasia sarian is an amazing looking alocasia with really pointed leaves, it’s a hybrid of the zebrina and micholitziana alocasias.
Alocasia Sarian Light Needs
The sarian needs bright, indirect sunlight. Direct sunlight may burn the leaves, and low light will stunt the growth.
How Often to Water
Check it once a week and and water it if the top 25% of the soil is dry.
Feed your alocasia sarian a balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer. Do not feed in winter.
Alocasia Sarian Soil
They like a light and loose, well draining soil with plenty of rich organic matter.
When To Repot
You can repot year-round if it has outgrown it’s current pot, the best time to do it is in spring.
Alocasia Sarian Humidity
60%-70% is ideal, which is above normal household humidity. Alocasias love humidity, so keep them in a (well lit) bathroom, use a humidifier, or make a pebble bath for them. Misting them is ok too, but be careful with fungus.
18-25ºC (64-77ºF). They’ll be fine in most households, just don’t let them get down to freezing in winter or at night.
Where To Buy An Alocasia Sarian
These are relatively rare, try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Alocasia Sarian FAQs and Common Problems
Common problems are over and underwatering as well as lack of humidity. Most problems with alocasias show on the leaves, as yellowing or brown spots which is most commonly due to underwatering or lack of humidity, but can be due to too much water and rot. You can easily assess which it is by checking if the plant is too wet or too dry.
Also be careful for pests on those beautiful leaves. For more info, see our section on houseplant pests and problems.
Alocasia Sarian Vs Zebrina
The Sarian is a hybrid of the zebrina and micholitziana (frydek) alocasias so it is very similar to both.
The difference between a sarian and an alocasia zebrina is that the sarian has very serrated edges to it’s leaves, which the zebrina does not.
Alocasia Sarian Vs Frydek
The sarian and an alocasia frydek are similar, but there are a few noticeable differences. The sarian has much shaper serrated leaves and it has a harder, glossier texture to it’s leaves, in contract to the more soft-to-touch frydek leaves.
Alocasia Sarian Drooping
Alocasias can suffer from drooping, most often due to underwatering. It can also be due to overwatering so you have to be really careful how you treat it. Check the soil and assess if it is over or underwatering based on how wet the soil is, then maintain a regular watering schedule, where you check it every week but only water if soil is dry.
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