Welcome to our alocasia stingray care guide, we run down all you need to know…
Alocasia Stingray Care Summary
|Light needs:||Medium to bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Check weekly and and water it if top 25% of the soil is dry.|
|Fertilizer:||A balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer.|
|Soil:||A mix of 80% normal potting mix and 20% perlite.|
|Temperature:||18°C to 25°C (64-77°F).|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.|
|Common issues:||Crisping due to lack of humidity.|
The alocasia stingray is known for its stingray like foliage, it’s a really stunning attention grabber with it’s delicate leaves.
Alocasia Stingray Light Needs
Medium to bright indirect sunlight is best, but no direct sunlight.
How Often To Water
Check the soil of your stingray weekly, and water it if top 25% of the soil is dry. Give them plenty of water, but let it all run out the bottom for ten minutes before putting the plant back in its saucer or external container.
You can feed them a balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer to encourage growth.
They need a well draining mix, at the very least add some perlite, so 80% normal potting mix and 20% perlite.
For more on which soil to buy or how to make your own see our guide: Alocasia Soil.
When To Repot
Check the plant’s roots each year and see if they’re getting crowded, and pot them up a size if so.
60-70% humidity is ideal, they really do like high levels. Give them a pebble tray of water at least!
18-25ºC (64-77ºF) is best for them, they’ll do well in most homes as long as they don’t get too cold in winter.
How To Propagate Alocasia Stingray
An alocasia stingray is best separated at the roots when the plant has started to divide. Take it out of it’s pot and gently take away the smaller plants from the main one, make sure they each come with their own root system. Then pot them all up separately.
Alocasia Stingray Drooping
Drooping occurs due to under or overwatering. Check the soil and if it is waterlogged, take the plant out of it’s pot and dry the roots for half a day or so before planting it back in dry soil. Then maintain a regular watering schedule, always checking the soil first to see if it is dry.
Alocasia Stingray Scientific Name
Alocasia Macrorrhiza Stingray
Where To Buy
FAQs And Common Problems
Crisping due to lack of humidity can happen if the humidity drops, so get a humidity meter and keep an eye on it. Also check for pests on leaves each time you water to make sure they cannot take hold.
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