Alocasia Longiloba
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Alocasia Longiloba

Welcome to our guide to the Alocasia Longiloba, covering all you need to know about care and propagation…

Alocasia Longiloba Care Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Keep them moist but not soaking wet. Check the soil once a week.
Fertilizer:A balanced feed every 3 or 4 weeks in the warmer months.
Soil:Rich and well draining (see: Alocasia Soil).
Humidity:60%-70%.
Temperature:18-25ºC (64-77ºF).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Both over and under watering.

Introduction

The Alocasia Longiloba has big over sized leaves and clear indented veins.

See also: Alocasia Sarian, Alocasia Regal Shields, Alocasia Silver Dragon, Alocasia Maharani, Alocasia Cuprea Care.

Light Needs

Give it plenty of indirect sunlight, the more the better, but no direct un which can burn it.

How Often To Water Alocasia Longiloba

Keep them moist but not soaking wet. Check the soil once a week, and give it water if the top 25% of the soil is dry. Make sure all the water drain through it before you put it back in it’s external container or saucer, so the bottom does not get too wet.

Fertilizer

Use a balanced feed every 3 or 4 weeks in the warmer months. Start off really well diluted and gradually increase the dosage.

Soil

A rich and well draining soil is essential.

For more on which soil to buy or how to make your own see our guide: Alocasia Soil.

When to Repot Alocasia Longiloba

Repot them when they get root bound. Make sure you check the roots at least once a year as you can get root rot when they get crowded as water cannot drain away easily.

Humidity

Aim for 60%-70%, these plants really love a humid environment.

Temperature

18-25ºC (64-77ºF). is good daytime temperature, try to keep them above 10ºC (50ºF) at night.

How to Propagate Alocasia Longiloba

They should be propagated by division a the base once the plant is big enough to warrant it and there are clear opportunities to separate out smaller plants. Take the lant out of it’s pot and divide them, being careful not to damage the roots when you do this.

Alocasia Longiloba Leaves Turning Yellow

Stress or irregular watering will show on the leaves, the most common cause of yellowing is over watering. It can also be due to under watering too. Make sure you check the soil each week, but are only watering it if needed.

Alocasia Longiloba Vs Polly

They are fairly similar plants, but you tell them apart as the polly has serrated/jagged edges to it’s leaves, the longiloba does not.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

FAQs and Common Problems

Both over and under watering are common problems – they must not sit in soggy soil but also should not dry out. Check the soil once or twice a week with your finger and you should be ok.

Other Articles You Might Like

There you have it, here ends our guide to this beautiful plant. You might also like our other articles:

Alocasia Sarian, Alocasia Regal Shields, Alocasia Silver Dragon, Alocasia Maharani, Alocasia Cuprea Care.

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