Alocasia

  • Alocasia Calidora
    Alocasia,  Plant Care,  Propagation

    Alocasia Calidora

    Welcome to our guide to the Alocasia Calidora all to you need to know about care and propagation… Alocasia Calidora Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check soil weekly, only water if dry all the way down. Fertilizer: Well diluted balanced feed monthly in spring and summer. Soil: A rich and chunky, well draining soil (Alocasia Soil). Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 15-27°C (59-81°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Calidora Elephant Ear. Common issues: Overwatering. Introduction The calidora is an elephant ear plant known for its huge leaves. They can grow huge, to much bigger than a person. See also: Alocasia Soil,…

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  • Alocasia Care
    Alocasia,  Plant Care

    Alocasia Care

    Alocasia care comes down to keeping them moist and humid, but being careful of pests and waterlogging, they are a little bit fussy but as long as you get these few things right you should be well on your way to have a happy alocasia… Alocasia Care Summary Light needs: Bright but indirect sunlight Watering needs: Check the soil weekly, water it if the top 50% is dry. Keep it moist but not wet. Fertilizer: Feed them once a month in summer with a general purpose fertilizer. Soil:  A well-draining peat-based potting compost.  Humidity: 60%-70% humidity. Temperature: 18-30°C (64-86°F). The warmer end of household temperatures. Where to buy: Try our…

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  • Alocasia Soil
    Alocasia,  Buying Guide

    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. 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. Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links or advertisements so we may receive compensation if you sign up for or purchase products linked to below. As an affiliate, we can earn from qualifying purchases. Read our privacy policy for more information. Alocasia Soil Mix Recipe Here’s a great DIY alocasia…

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  • Alocasia Regal Shields
    Alocasia,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Alocasia Regal Shields

    We cover all you need to know about the impressive alocasia regal shields… Alocasia Regal Shields Care Summary Light needs: Indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if top 50% of soil is dry. Fertilizer: A  balanced fertilizer every 3 weeks in spring and summer. Soil: A mix of orchid bark, potting compost and perlite in equal parts. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 15-30°C (59-86°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering and underwatering. Introduction The alocasia regal shields is known for its dark, shield shaped leaves. If you are after an ‘elephant ear’ type plant this is one that sticks out due to its dark…

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  • Alocasia Azlanii
    Alocasia,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Alocasia Azlanii

    Alocasia azlanii care is all about giving it the right humidity levels, read on for our care guide… Alocasia Azlanii Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water when the top 30% of soil is dry, check it once a week at least. Fertilizer: Well diluted balanced fertilizer once a week in summer. Soil: A well draining potting mix. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 15-30°C (59-86°F). Where to buy: One of these Rare Plant Shops, or Etsy. Common issues: Lack of humidity and underwatering. Introduction The alocasia azlanii is known for its waxy, dark green leaves with purple veins. It’s a really unique looking small houseplant. It is a really stunning little plant,…

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  • Alocasia Silver Dragon
    Alocasia,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Alocasia Silver Dragon

    In this article we’ll show you how to get the best out of your Alocasia Silver Dragon… Alocasia Silver Dragon Summary Light needs: Medium indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Let the top 30% of soil dry out before watering again. Fertilizer: Diluted balanced feed every month in summer. Soil: A loose, rich, well draining soil. Humidity: 60%-80%. Temperature: 15-27°C (59-81°F). Where to buy: One of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Yellow leaves, wilting due to under or overwatering. Introduction The Alocasia Silver Dragon aka the alocasia baginda is a small and rare alocasia that originates from South-East Asia. It’s a really cool little plant with dragon skin textured leaves. See also:…

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  • Variegated Alocasia
    Alocasia,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Variegated Alocasia

    We run down how to care for a variegated alocasia… Variegated Alocasia Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check soil once a week, water if the top 50% is dry. Fertilizer: A balanced fertilizer every month in spring and summer. Soil: A rich well draining potting compost. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 15-30°C (59-86°F) Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Over and underwatering. Introduction A beautifully white variegated version of the classic elephant ear. It is a really impressive plant that will always demand attention due to it’s white and green splashes. Light Needs Plenty of indirect sunlight will be best for your variegated alocasia.…

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  • Alocasia Wentii
    Alocasia,  Plant Care

    Alocasia Wentii

    Alocasia Wentii is an easy to look after, large houseplant, in this article we’ll run down exactly how to care for it… Alocasia Wentii Summary Light needs: Plenty of indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water it if the top 50% of soil is dry. Fertilizer: Feed a balanced fertilizer every 3 weeks in spring and summer. Soil: A rich well draining potting compost. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 15-30°C (59-86°F).  Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Over and underwatering. Introduction The alocasia wentii is a large alocasia which can grow really glossy red-backed green leaves up to half a meter (20 inches) in size. It is really similar…

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  • Alocasia Cuprea
    Alocasia,  Plant Care

    Alocasia Cuprea Care

    Welcome to our guide to alocasia cuprea care, we cover all you need to know… Alocasia Cuprea Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water when the top 40% of soil is dry, check it weekly. Fertilizer: A well diluted balanced feed once a month in summer. Soil: A mix of potting compost, perlite, orchid bark. Humidity: 60%-80%. Temperature: 18-25ºC (64-77ºF). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Leaf crisping and browning due to low humidity or underwatering. Introduction The alocasia cuprea is from Borneo, and has dark shiny red, almost copper color to its glossy ribbed leaves, it is a…

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  • Alocasia Lauterbachiana
    Alocasia,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Alocasia Lauterbachiana

    In this guide you’ll learn all you need to know to care for your Alocasia Lauterbachiana, the main takeaway is to check the soil dryness once a week and to get the humidity right…. Alocasia Lauterbachiana Silver Sword Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check it once a week, water if top 25% of the soil is dry. Fertilizer: A balanced fertilizer every month in Spring and Summer. Soil: A well-draining peat-based potting compost. Humidity: 70% Temperature: 18-25ºC (64-77ºF). Where to buy: One of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Over and under watering. Introduction Welcome to our guide to the Alocasia Lauterbachiana a.k.a. the alocasia silver sword, known…

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