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Alocasia collection//Dragon Scale/Black Velvet/Hilo Beauty

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There are over 80 different Alocasia specimens in India and Indonesia, where their leaves can reach up to 3 feet. With its distinctive veined foliage and especially the fact that this variety is so rare, the Alocasia Frydek is one of the most sought for houseplants these days.

In their natural habitat, Alocasias grow beneath the canopy. Their leaves are therefore sensitive to direct sun. They prefer good indirect light, even medium light, and a humid environment, so avoid placing it near any heater or air conditioner.

MAINTENANCE

The Alocasia Frydek’s soil shouldn’t dry up too much between waterings. Its growth is optimal in a humid environment, so placing a tray filled with pebbles and water nearby could prevent its worst enemy, the spider mite, from harming it.

When you take possession of your plant, make sure you assess its watering needs. Before you give it a drink the first time, check the soil’s moisture level to verify whether or not it is moist near the surface. It is best to aerate the soil before the initial watering since it is often compacted to avoid shifting during transit. This also allows it to breathe and release moisture.

Rotate your plant periodically in order to encourage an even growth. Cleaning the leaves regularly will stimulate proper photosynthesis. As you wipe the foliage, inspect the leaves on either side to make sure there are no pests.

* planter not included