• 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 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. Light Needs Alocasia reginula will grow well from medium to bright indirect sunlight. How Often…

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  • Alocasia Frydek
    Alocasia,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Alocasia Frydek

    In this article we’ll run down how to best look after your amazing Alocasia Frydek… Alocasia Frydek Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight Watering needs: Only water it if the top layer (half-finger depth) is dry. Fertilizer: A balanced fertilizer every 3 weeks in Spring and Summer. Soil: Well draining soil. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 18-25ºC (64-77ºF). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Green velvet alocasia, alocasia micholitziana frydek. Common issues: Overwatering. Lack of humidity. Introduction The alocasia frydek is my favorite alocasia with it’s really green leaves and big oversized white vein patterns. It used to be really rare but now, although not cheap,…

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  • Alocasia Zebrina
    Alocasia,  Plant Care

    Alocasia Zebrina

    The funky foliage of the alocasia zebrina will do well if given the right high-humidity needs… Alocasia Zebrina Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight  Watering needs: Water when the top layer of soil is dry. Fertilizer: A balanced fertilizer every 2 or 3 weeks in spring and summer. Soil: A good peat based or similar potting compost with added perlite Humidity: 60-70%  Temperature: 18-25ºC (64-77ºF) Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Zebra Alocasia. Common issues: Root rot from overwatering. Introduction The alocasia zebrina is natively from Southeast Asia, and is known for it’s striking pointed leaves. Like all alocasias it is a…

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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: Allow the top layer of soil to dry out between watering.  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: The warmer end of household temperatures. Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names:  Elephant ear…

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