Welcome to our guide to Alocasia Chantrieri care, all you need to know to care and propagate this plant, including soil, water, light and humidity.
Alocasia Chantrieri Care Summary
|Light needs:||Bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Check weekly and water when top 40% of soil is dry.|
|Fertilizer:||A well diluted balanced feed every 3 or 4 weeks in spring and summer.|
|Soil:||A mix of potting compost, perlite, orchid bark is ideal (Alocasia Soil).|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.|
|Common issues:||Over and underwatering, and lack of humidity.|
Known for it’s almost crocodile skin, shield-shaped leaves, the Alocasia Chantrieri is an impressive beast!
See also: Alocasia Soil, Alocasia Azlanii, Alocasia Regal Shields, Alocasia Low Rider, Alocasia Lauterbachiana, Alocasia Wentii, Alocasia Dark Star, Alocasia Ivory Coast, Alocasia Longiloba, Alocasia Portora, Variegated Alocasia.
Alocasia Chantrieri Light Needs
Medium to bright indirect sunlight is ideal, but no direct sun as it can burn. They do well under a grow light.
How Often To Water
Check the plant weekly and water it when the top 40% of soil is dry. Tip out excess water afterwards to void waterlogging and root rot.
Tip: keep them moist but not soaking wet. So check them weekly and water if the top half of the soil is dry. Tip out any excess water afterwards to avoid water logging so you keep them moist without drenching.
Use a well diluted balanced feed every 3 or 4 weeks in spring and summer.
Alocasia Chantrieri Soil
A mix of potting compost, perlite, orchid bark is ideal, they want a chunky and well draining mix. For more on buying or making your own see our guide: Alocasia Soil.
Check the plant yearly and move it up a size if the roots are getting crowded. You can change the soil too, even if keeping it in the same pot.
60% and over is ideal. These plant love humidity. They are one to put by the humidifier.
Tip: humidity should be about 60% or more in the day and they’ll be ok with a bit less at night. You can buy a humidity meter (affiliate link) to keep an eye on maximum and minimum levels.
18-25ºC (64-77ºF) is the ideal range . Don’t let it get too cold at night, 10ºC (50ºF) as a minimum.
How to Propagate Alocasia Chantrieri
Propagate your Alocasia Chantrieri by separation at the base when the plant is big enough to split or has smaller baby plants around the base. Take it out of it’s pot, and gently separate the plants, being careful of the roots, then pot the plants up separately.
Is Alocasia Chantrieri Toxic To Cats?
It is toxic to cats and dogs if ingested, so seek vets advice if eaten.
Alocasia Chantrieri Size
They can get to about a meter(3 feet) tall at maturity in some cases but most will reach about half that height.
Where To Buy
Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
FAQs and Common Problems
Over and underwatering, and lack of humidity as big issues which will show on the leaves. Keep it humid and have a regular watering schedule but leave the plant if the soil is too wet.
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