The key to caring for an alocasia tiny dancer is to maintain a high humidity level and not over water it….
Alocasia Tiny Dancer Summary
|Light needs:||Medium to bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Check weekly, water if top 25% of the soil is dry.|
|Fertilizer:||A balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer.|
|Soil:||A well draining potting mix with 20% perlite.|
|Where to buy:||Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.|
|Common issues:||Crisping due to lack of humidity, pests on leaves.|
A thin stemmed, tiny leaved, delicate alocasia, the alocasia tiny dancer. It is a hybrid of alocasia brisbanensis × alocasia odora (according to Google Patents).
Bright indirect sunlight is optimal, they do not want any direct sun, and will be ok in medium light areas too.
How Often to Water An Alocasia Tiny Dancer
Check it once a week, water if top 25% of the soil is dry. Alocasias like slightly moist soil but do not like being too wet.
Use a balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer. Do not feed in winter when the plant grows much less.
A well draining potting mix: 20% perlite and standard potting compost will be great for drainage.
When To Repot An Alocasia Tiny Dancer
Pot it up a size when the plant gets really root bound. You can do it year round, but the best time to do this is in Spring.
60-70% humidity is best for alocasias like this, which means adding to normal household humidity. The ideal way to do this is with a humidifier, but you can also do it with a pebble tray of water under the plant and misting it occasionally.
18-25ºC (64-77ºF) will be fine, so they’ll do well in most homes.
Alocasia Tiny Dancer Scientific Name
The alocasia tiny dancer’s scientific name is ‘alocasia brisbanensis × alocasia odora’, which shows it’s a hybrid between these two plants.
Propagate Alocasia Tiny Dancer
Propagate an alocasia tiny dancer by separating out smaller plants by division at the base. Take the plant out of it’s pot and brush off as much soil as you can. Split the smaller plants off from the main plant, making sure to take some of the root system with each small plant. Pot them up separately, and you’re done.
Where To Buy
Alocasia brisbanensis × alocasia odora.
Alocasia Tiny Dancer FAQs and Common Problems
Crisping due to lack of humidity is a common issue, you can give the plant a pebble tray under it to increase the humidity and mist it regularly.
Also keep an eye out for common plant pests that love the humidity levels of alocasias.