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.|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops or Etsy.|
|Common issues:||Lack of humidity and underwatering.|
Alocasia Azlanii Care – Introduction
Welcome to our guide to alocasia azlanii care, a plant that 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, originally from Borneo. The colors really have to be seen to be believed.
The key points to alocasia azlanii care are:
- Bright but indirect sunlight
- Keep it humid, but don’t mist
- Don’t overwater, but keep it moist.
Tip: we recommend Etsy for buying plants. Look for the best rated seller you can, and try to buy as close to your home as possible so the plant does not travel too far.
Bright indirect sunlight will ensure your alocasia azlanii grows well.
How Often to Water An Alocasia Azlanii
Water when the top 30% of soil has dried out, check it once a week, and twice in hotter months. They can drink a lot of water sometimes, especially in the summer, and other times will not need watering. Don’t be inclined to overwater, if the soil is still wet, leave them.
Use a balanced fertilizer once a week in summer, diluted by twice as much as normal. I sometimes use a high nitrogen feed too, and water these with it when watering all my more leafier plants (I’m not sure if ‘leafier’ is the correct term for ‘loads of leaves’, but I’m using it anyway!).
A well draining potting mix is essential. You want to use a mix of orchid bark, perlite and normal compost for a mix that is chunky, airy and well draining.
For more on which soil to buy or how to make your own see our guide: Alocasia Soil.
When To Repot An Alocasia Azlanii
The best time to repot an alocasia azlanii is in spring, just at the start of the growing season. They can then grow into their new pot throughout the whole growing season.
Alocasia Azlanii Humidity
60% humidity is ideal for the alocasia azlanii. You can mist them a few times a week or up their humidity with a humidifier or pebble tray. Humidity is key for alocasia care as they require little special care in most other aspects as they get along well in average household conditions, but not with humidity – you need to add more.
Tip: Get a humidity meter to monitor the temperature and humidity (they give maximum and minimum read outs so you know if they are falling off at night). They’re really cheap these days, under 10 euros / dollars.
Aim for 15-30°C (59-86°F) as a good temperature range during the day, and try to keep them above 15°C(59°F) at night or in the winter, so they’ll do well in most areas of your home.
How To Propagate Alocasia Azlanii
To propagate azlanii, divide it at the base. You need to wait until there are smaller plants at the base of the plant and then you can take it out of the soil and carefully remove the pup, then plant them back up in separate pots. The key is be very careful when taking the smaller plants off and to make sure you get some roots with each small plant.
Alocasia Azlanii USDA Zone
They can live outside in zones 7-11. They are better as indoor plants due to cold and humidity fluctuations.
Alocasia Azlanii Bulb
The plants will produce more bulbs (also known as corms) around the base of the plant by the roots, which you can pull out and replant. Alocasias should start to produce bulbs after it has reached a year older. The key to alocasia bulb propagation is
It can take anything from 4 to 8 weeks for the bulbs to grow once planted up.
For more on alocasias see our alocasias category with all our different care and propagation guides.
Alocasia Azlanii Vs Cuprea
The alocasia cuprea is very similar to the azlanii, they are similar size, coloring and texture. The cuprea has a much more symmetrical ribbing / veining to its leaves normally, and the cuprea has a more browny type pinky hue to it and brighter veining.
Alocasia Azlanii Vs Red Secret
The red secret is an alocasia cuprea, which is a really similar plant with reddish hues. The red secret has slightly more symmetrical veins to its leaves.
Alocasia Infernalis Vs Azlanii
The azlanii is dark green but the infernalis is even darker, almost black.
Alocasia Azlanii Size
In prefect conditions they can grow to 60cm (2 feet).
Where To Buy
FAQs and Common Problems
The main issues to look out for are lack of humidity and underwatering – both which cause crispy leaves. Also be careful with over watering. The alocasia azlanii will do well as long as you check the soil weekly and only water if needed and you keep it humid.
They can get most plant pests, it’s a good idea to check them at watering time for mealybugs, aphids and spider mites – check under the leaves and soil too.
The best time of year is Spring time / Easter time so they have the whole growing season to root and develop. You can plant them year round though and they should do well.
They grow in Asia and the Pacific, and can be found in some parts of Australia.
They droop due to under or overwatering. Make sure you are water the plant only when it needs it but checking it every week.
They are relatively rare, but you can buy them, they crop up on Etsy every now and again.
They grow in the wild in Malaysia.
Alocasia leaves can die off naturally in juvenile plants, as e new leaf grows an old one can die back. Yellow eaves can also be from under or over watering, so make sure you are watering your plant well but be careful not to over do it.
They can flower, although not very beautiful they can grow small thin white spathes / spadix flowers.
It is a toxic if eaten so seek vets advice if your pet eats any.
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