Alocasia

Plant Care Instructions*

Varieties: 

California is considered a dwarf Alocasia, this plant has small, light green, rounded leaves and grows in a bushy form.

Portodora boasts enormous ruffled green leaves borne on strong purple stems.

Calidora has dark thick, rounded intensely ribbed leaves.

Plant Care*:

Temperature
Ideal temperatures should be approximately 65-75ºF + (18-24ºC +)... closer to 70ºF is best.

Light
Bright light, but no direct sunlight and shaded for a good part of the day in the summer, if it's warm and humid enough.

Watering
Water a little but often - keeping the soil moist at all times. Water much less during winter.

Soil
Use a fast draining peat based potting mix.

Fertilizer
Feed with a diluted balanced fertilizer from spring every 2 weeks and stop at the end of August then start again at the beginning of spring.

Re-Potting
These can be re-potted every spring but only use a pot one size bigger if it's become very root bound.

Humidity
These plants like slightly higher humidity levels than many other plants. You may need to raise the humidity levels in a room artificially by placing the plant in a humidity tray with pebbles or use a humidifier.

* Standard care recommendations - you may need to adjust based on your home or office environment.

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