Welcome to our guide to Alocasia Ivory Coast care, covering all you need to know about care and propagation…
Alocasia Ivory Coast Care Summary
|Light needs:||Bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Check them weekly and water when half of the soil is dry before you water it again.|
|Fertilizer:||A balanced fertilizer every 3 or 4 weeks in the spring and summer.|
|Soil:||A mix of orchid bark, potting soil and perlite.|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.|
The Alocasia Ivory Coast is known for it’s large white veined leaves. It is fast becoming an in demand house plant.
See also: Alocasia Sarian, Alocasia Regal Shields, Alocasia Silver Dragon, Alocasia Maharani, Alocasia Cuprea Care, Alocasia Chantrieri, Alocasia Dark Star, Alocasia Longiloba, Alocasia Portora, Variegated Alocasia.
Their natural habitat is on a forest floor, so no direct sun, but bright indirect is best for growth. They will be ok a bit further back from the window though.
Tip: dust the leaves every now and again as they can get really dusty which can slow the amount of light they can absorb.
How Often To Water Alocasia Ivory Coast
They like to be a little bit moist but not be soaking wet. So check them every week and make sure the top half of the soil is dry before you water it again.
Give them filtered tap water, not hard water direct from the tap as they can be sensitive.
It is a good idea to also check for pests when watering, check under the leaves too, so you can stop an infestation before it takes hold.
Use a balanced fertilizer every 3 or 4 weeks in the spring and summer months. Do not feed them in the winter months.
Use a mix of orchid bark, potting soil and perlite, for a well draining and chunky mix. We go into more details in our guide here: Alocasia Soil.
When to Repot Alocasia Ivory Coast
Check the roots in Spring and move them to a bigger pot if it has outgrown it’s current one.
60% or more is ideal. They really do like higher humidity levels. They will do well in much more humidity too.
Tip: keep them humid, at least 60% 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.
A good range is 18-25ºC (64-77ºF). Try to keep them above 10ºC (50ºF) as a minimum temperature at night.
How to Propagate Alocasia Ivory Coast
They need to be propagated by division, when you have a some smaller plants around the base, take the plant out of it’s pot and gently split the plants up. Take a s much of the soil of as you can and then be really careful not to damage the plants, you should be able to take the smaller ones off fairly easily. Then pot them up individually.
Alocasia Ivory Coast Vs Pink Dragon
They are similar plants but can be told apart as the Ivory Coast has more rounded and smooth leaf edges and the leaves are bigger. The pink dragon has pure pink stems in general, and the ivory coast has much more shading and speckling to the stems. Also the pink dragon as a dark burgundy color to the back of its leaves, the ivory coast has dark green on the back of its.
Alocasia Ivory Coast USDA Zone
They can live outdoors year round in zones 9-11.
For more on alocasias see our alocasias category with all our different care and propagation guides.
Alocasia Ivory Coast Leaves Turning Yellow
Leaf yellowing occurs from overwatering, makes sure you are not letting the plant sit in heavy wet soil. After watering, tip out any exce3sswater from the saucer or external container.
Is Alocasia Ivory Coast Toxic?
They are toxic to cats and dogs if ingested, so seek vets advice if your pet eats this plant.
Alocasia Ivory Coast Scientific Name
Alocasia “Ivory Coast”.
Where To Buy
Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
FAQs and Common Problems
Most issues come from underwatering, or from fungal issues due to the high humidity they like. Make sure you water the plant well, but don’t overwater it and make sure air can circulate around the plant to avoid the fungal issues.
While juvenile, it may shed the oldest leaf as a new one grows, don’t worry if it only sheds one leaf at a time.
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