• Alocasia Dark Star
    Alocasia,  Plant Care

    Alocasia Dark Star

    Our ultimate guide to the alocasia dark star… Alocasia Dark Star Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check once a week and water when top 30% of soil dry. Fertilizer: Feed a well diluted balanced feed once a month in the summer. Soil: A loose, well draining soil. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 18-25ºC (64-77ºF). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Under and over watering. Introduction The alocasia dark star is a big, dark leaved elephant ear alocasia. It is a dominating and impressive plant. Light Needs Medium to bright indirect sunlight is optimal for the dark star, they do ok back from…

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  • Variegated Alocasia
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    Variegated Alocasia

    We run down how to care for a variegated alocasia… Variegated Alocasia Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check soil once a week, water if the top 50% is dry. Fertilizer: A balanced fertilizer every month in spring and summer. Soil: A rich well draining potting compost. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 15-30°C (59-86°F) Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Over and underwatering. Introduction A beautifully white variegated version of the classic elephant ear. It is a really impressive plant that will always demand attention due to it’s white and green splashes. Light Needs Plenty of indirect sunlight will be best for your variegated alocasia.…

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  • Alocasia Tiny Dancer
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    Alocasia Tiny Dancer

    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.  Humidity: 60-70%. Temperature: 18-25ºC (64-77ºF). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Crisping due to lack of humidity, pests on leaves. Introduction A thin stemmed, tiny leaved, delicate alocasia, the alocasia tiny dancer. It is a hybrid of alocasia brisbanensis ×…

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  • Alocasia Maharani
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    Alocasia Maharani

    There are a few things you need to do to care for an alocasia maharani, we run through them below in this care guide… Alocasia Maharani Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Let the top 30% of soil dry out before watering again. Fertilizer: Diluted balanced feed every month in summer. Soil: A loose, rich, well draining soil. Humidity: 60%-80%. Temperature: 15-27°C (59-81°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Lack of humidity issues like crispy leaves. Introduction The alocasia maharani is a small, grey dragon-scaley alocasia. It is an amazing little rare houseplant that is in high demand due to how awesome it…

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  • Alocasia Azlanii
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    Alocasia Azlanii

    Alocasia azlanii care is all about giving it the right humidity levels, read on for our care guide… Alocasia Azlanii Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water when the top 30% of soil is dry, check it once a week at least. Fertilizer: Well diluted balanced fertilizer once a week in summer. Soil: A well draining potting mix. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 15-30°C (59-86°F). Where to buy: One of these Rare Plant Shops, or Etsy. Common issues: Lack of humidity and underwatering. Introduction The alocasia azlanii is known for its waxy, dark green leaves with purple veins. It’s a really unique looking small houseplant. It is a really stunning little plant,…

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  • Alocasia Silver Dragon
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    Alocasia Silver Dragon

    In this article we’ll show you how to get the best out of your Alocasia Silver Dragon… Alocasia Silver Dragon Summary Light needs: Medium indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Let the top 30% of soil dry out before watering again. Fertilizer: Diluted balanced feed every month in summer. Soil: A loose, rich, well draining soil. Humidity: 60%-80%. Temperature: 15-27°C (59-81°F). Where to buy: One of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Yellow leaves, wilting due to under or overwatering. Introduction The Alocasia Silver Dragon aka the alocasia baginda is a small and rare alocasia that originates from South-East Asia. It’s a really cool little plant with dragon skin textured leaves. Light Needs…

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  • Alocasia Reginula
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    Alocasia Reginula a.k.a. Alocasia Black Velvet

    Caring for an Alocasia Black Velvet a.k.a the Alocasia Reginula is straight forward, just make sure you fulfil their humidity needs, the rest is hassle free… Alocasia Reginula Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water when the top 30% of soil is dry. Fertilizer: Use a balanced feed once a month in summer. Soil: A well draining, loose potting mix. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 18-25ºC (64-77ºF). Where to buy: Try a Rare Plant Shop. Common issues: Over and underwatering, lack of humidity.  Introduction Welcome to our guide to the black velvet alocasia reginula. Light Needs Alocasia reginula will grow well from medium to bright indirect sunlight. How Often…

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  • Alocasia Lauterbachiana
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    Alocasia Lauterbachiana

    In this guide you’ll learn all you need to know to care for your Alocasia Lauterbachiana, the main takeaway is to check the soil dryness once a week and to get the humidity right…. Alocasia Lauterbachiana Silver Sword 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 every month in Spring and Summer. Soil: A well-draining peat-based potting compost. Humidity: 70% Temperature: 18-25ºC (64-77ºF). Where to buy: One of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Over and under watering. Introduction Welcome to our guide to the Alocasia Lauterbachiana a.k.a. the alocasia silver sword, known…

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  • Alocasia Wentii
    Alocasia,  Plant Care

    Alocasia Wentii

    Alocasia Wentii is an easy to look after, large houseplant, in this article we’ll run down exactly how to care for it… Alocasia Wentii Summary Light needs: Plenty of indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water it if the top 50% of soil is dry. Fertilizer: Feed a balanced fertilizer every 3 weeks in spring and summer. Soil: A rich well draining potting compost. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 15-30°C (59-86°F).  Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Over and underwatering. Introduction The alocasia wentii is a large alocasia which can grow really glossy red-backed green leaves up to half a meter (20 inches) in size. It is really similar…

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  • Alocasia Sarian
    Alocasia,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Alocasia Sarian

    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. Humidity: 60%-70%. Temperature: 18-25ºC (64-77ºF). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Over and underwatering as well as lack of humidity.  Introduction The alocasia sarian is an amazing looking alocasia with really pointed leaves, it’s a hybrid of the zebrina and micholitziana alocasias.…

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