Pot size (diameter): 17 cm, Approx Height: 60 cm.
Pot size (diameter): 19 cm, Approx Height: 70 cm.
Add a touch of tropical to your home with this wow factor plant. One of the largest of its species, the Alocasia Macrorrhiza can grow up to 6ft tall in its ideal conditions. Luscious green leaves in the shape of arrows can reach up to 1m in length!
If you are looking to start a jungle in your living room and thinking of branching out to larger, statement piece plants - then this is the guy for you. Its large leaves have an impressive impact on any space and as long as it has some indirect light and humidity then the Alocasia Macrorrhiza will be happy wherever you choose to display it.
Other names for the Alocasia Macrorrhiza are: Giant Taro, Giant Elephant Ear, Borneo Giant, Upright Elephant Ear.
Light: Bright, indirect light will produce the best size and colouration on the leaves, however direct light will burn the leaves and cause brown, crispy tips. Does not mind partial shade, but ensure the plant gets some light.
Water: Keep the plant moist but not soaking, for best results a small amount of water often. During winter reduce watering considerably. For best results water from underneath with the use of a saucer to reduce the chance of root rot. Reduce watering during winter months.
When you give an Alocasia too much water it will perspire the water from the tips of the leaves, you should follow this as a sign to water less.
Food: Feed once a month during growing season, if available a slow release food works best to not over power the soil.
Humidity: A high humidity is essential in maintaining this plant’s dramatic appearance. A decreased humidity will produce brown, crispy leaves and reduced growth. The Alocasia will appreciate a regular misting.
Care tip: It is common for Alocasia to discard an old leaf after growing a new one. During the colder months your Alocasia could lose several of it's leaves or even go dormant - don't panic! It will grow back bigger and stronger in the Spring.
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