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ALOCASIA INSTRUCTIONS

Zone: Zones 9-11

Size:
Amazonica 1-2' tall & wide
Azlanii 2' tall
Bambino About 1' tall
Black Velvet No taller than 20”
Borneo King 4'-8' tall, 3'-4' wide
Calidora 6-8’ tall, 4-5’ wide
Chantrieri No taller than 1'
Dark Star Up to 6' tall and 5' wide
Dragon’s Breath No taller than 20”
Dragon’s Tooth No taller than 3’
Dwarf Amazonica About 1' tall
Ebony Up to 2' tall
Flying Squid About 1' tall
Frydek 3' tall
Hilo Beauty 2' tall & wide
Kapit 1' tall
Kuching Mask  2-3’ tall, 4-5’ wide
Nebula Imperialis No taller than 3’
Portadora 6' tall & wide
Purple Cloak About 4' tall
Regal Shields Up to 6' tall
Sarian 3-4' tall
Silver Dragon 2' tall
Sumo 6-10’ tall, 3-4’ long leaves
Tyrion 3' tall, 2' wide
Quilted Dream No taller than 1'
Yucatan Princess 8' tall, 5' wide

 

Temperature/Humidity: Loves warm & humid climates. Temperature & Humidity above 60.

Pet Friendly: Not Pet-Friendly! This plant is toxic to pets if any parts are ingested.

Edible: No. This plant is not edible.

Soil: Use a well-draining soil, mixed with Perlite and Peat Moss. PH of 5.5-6.5. A slow-release, water soluble fertilizer may also be used in the spring & summer.

Lighting: Several hours of bright, indirect lighting each day (direct lighting may harm the leaves). A gro-light works well too!

Water: Water deeply, but infrequently. Allow soil to dry out a bit before watering again. We recommend using Distilled, Reverse Osmosis, or Rainwater.

Other Tips:

  •  It is recommended to slowly acclimate your Alocasia to the new temperatures, wind, and sunlight that it may encounter. 
  • Many Alocasias are grown as potted houseplants. The Calidora, Portadora, Kuching Mask, & Sumo are suitable for outside.
  • If in a location where the temperatures drop during the winter months, the plant will need to be cut-back, and bulbs stored in 45˚F- 60˚F temperatures until the following spring. This step is not needed in warm locations or indoors. However, an indoor Alocasia may go dormant during the cold season.
  • It is normal for young Elephant Ear plants to frequently lose leaves, but they also grow new leaves just as fast! This may happen for a while until the plant is older and established. As long as your plant is still putting out new leaves, this is nothing to be concerned about.

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