Alocasia’s large leaves bring a lush, tropical look to any area and works great as both a houseplant and a landscape plant!
Water Requirements: Above average waterings. Water Alocasia when the top of the soil dries out. Keep moist but do not allow conditions to be soggy. Stop watering in winter during dormancy.
Soil: Well-draining, loose soil that is kept consistently moist.
Growth Rate: Rapid growth during growing season which slows down significantly during winter dormancy.
Temperature: Enjoys high humidity. Hardy to 50 F. Will need to be covered in winter!
Pruning: The size dimensions will vary depending on use and variety. Alocasias used as a houseplant will tend to stay smaller. Generally, pruning is not required, but unsightly leaves can be removed at the base if desired.
Toxicity: Toxic to humans and animals when ingested.
Tips: Alocasias really enjoy liquid fertilizers in the spring!