Alocasia Soil
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Alocasia Soil

Introduction

We run down how to mix your own alocasia soil, and what commercial composts are suitable, as well as some frequently asked questions. In general you want a chunky, well draining mix.

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Alocasia Soil Mix Recipe

Here’s a great DIY alocasia soil mix you can make at home…

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The bark is for a chunky mix, and helps aeriate the roots, the compost give the plant nutrients, and the perlite helps with drainage.

Optional pro tip (!) add some worm castings and activated charcoal for a richer soil.

Alocasia Soil Mix Recipe

Mix them to these amounts:

  • 1 part bark
  • 1 park standard potting compost
  • 1 park perlite

Mix the ingredients, I use a round bin, with a clip on lid and roll it on the floor to mix the parts. Make sure it is really well mixed, and then it is ready to use.

See also: Alocasia Care, Alocasia Frydek, Alocasia Maharani, Alocasia Zebrina, Alocasia Lauterbachiana, Alocasia Cuprea Care, Alocasia Wentii, Anthurium Soil, Hoya Soil, Monstera Soil, Philodendron Soil, Succulent Soil.

What Commercially Available Compost Is Suitable For Alocasias?

You can buy an aroid mix, or try Etsy for a small-run alocasia soil too.

Alocasia Soil pH

A pH of 5.5 to 6.5 is ideal for alocasias.

Further Reading

Hope you found this article useful, you might also like: Alocasia Frydek, Alocasia Maharani, Alocasia Zebrina, Alocasia Lauterbachiana, Alocasia Cuprea Care, Alocasia Wentii.

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