Alocasia

  • Alocasia Reginula
    Alocasia,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Alocasia Reginula a.k.a. Alocasia Black Velvet

    Caring for an Alocasia Black Velvet a.k.a the Alocasia Reginula is straight forward, just make sure you fulfil their humidity needs, the rest is hassle free… Alocasia Reginula Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water when the top 30% of soil is dry. Fertilizer: Use a balanced feed once a month in summer. Soil: A well draining, loose potting mix. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 18-25ºC (64-77ºF). Where to buy: Try a Rare Plant Shop. Common issues: Over and underwatering, lack of humidity.  Introduction Welcome to our guide to the black velvet alocasia reginula. It grows in the wild in Malaysia, and makes great house plants as long as…

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  • Alocasia Stingray
    Alocasia,  Plant Care

    Alocasia Stingray

    Welcome to our alocasia stingray care and propagation guide, we run down all you need to know. They key is to keep it humid and the soil moist and it should grow well. 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. Humidity: 60-70%. 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. Introduction The alocasia…

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  • Alocasia Low Rider
    Alocasia,  Plant Care

    Alocasia Low Rider

    Welcome to our guide to the Alocasia Low Rider plant care and propagation. The key to getting the best out of this plant is moist soil and decent humidity: aim for 60%. Alocasia Low Rider Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check the plant weekly and only water it if the top 25% of soil is dry. Fertilizer: Feed it a balanced plant feed once a month in the summer months. Soil: A well draining soil with perlite for drainage. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 15-30°C (59-86°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Alocasia Portora. Common issues: Overwatering and underwatering. Introduction Alocasia low…

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  • Alocasia Longiloba
    Alocasia,  Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants

    Alocasia Longiloba

    Welcome to our guide to Alocasia Longiloba care, covering all you need to know about care and propagation… The key to caring for this plant is to give it moist soil, bright indirect light and constant high humidity. 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…

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  • Alocasia Dark Star
    Alocasia,  Plant Care

    Alocasia Dark Star

    Our ultimate guide to the alocasia dark star care and propagation... The key is to keep the soil moist but not soaking or dry and give them plenty of humidity, Alocasia Dark Star Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check once a week and water when top 30% of soil dry. Fertilizer: Feed a well diluted balanced feed once a month in the summer. Soil: A loose, well draining soil. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 18-25ºC (64-77ºF). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Under and over watering. Introduction Also known as the dark star elephant ear, the alocasia dark star is a big,…

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  • Alocasia Tiny Dancer
    Alocasia,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Alocasia Tiny Dancer

    Welcome to our guide to alocasia tiny dancer care and propagation. The key to caring for an alocasia tiny dancer is to maintain a high humidity level and not over water it…. Alocasia Tiny Dancer Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if top 25% of the soil is dry. Fertilizer: A balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A well draining potting mix with 20% perlite.  Humidity: 60-70%. Temperature: 18-25ºC (64-77ºF). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Crisping due to lack of humidity, pests on leaves. Introduction A thin stemmed, tiny leaved, delicate alocasia, the…

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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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  • 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, covering care and propagation. The key is to keep it moist but not soaking wet or dry and maintain a high humidity level. 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…

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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, covering care and propaagtion… 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…

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  • Alocasia Macrorrhiza
    Alocasia,  Plant Care

    Alocasia Macrorrhiza Care

    Alocasia macrorrhiza care is all about high humidity and checking the soil weekly to see if it needs watering… Alocasia Macrorrhiza Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water it if the top inch or 2 cm of soil is dry. Fertilizer: A balanced plant feed once a month in the summer months. Soil: Check the soil once a week, water if top 50% is dry. 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 macrorrhiza aka the giant taro is a gigantic-leaved monster of a plant! It is originally from the Pacific islands,…

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