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:||One of these Rare Plant Shops, or Etsy.|
|Common issues:||Lack of humidity and underwatering.|
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, originally from Borneo.
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.
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.
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.
15-30°C (59-86°F) is a good temperature range, so they’ll do well in most areas of your home.
Alocasia Azlanii Bulb
The plants will produce more bulbs 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.
It can take anything from 4 to 8 weeks for the bulbs to grow once planted up.
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 pinky hue to it.
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.