Alocasia belongs to the Arum family and grows in the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia. Especially on Borneo he is very common and can grow up to four meters high. There are 79 species known. Around the equator the plant has been grown for 28,000 years as food. Out of the primal versions are decorative plants that are not edible, but very beautiful. Alocasia conquered the living room in the 1950s and has a beautiful vintage vibe. These plants are also called Elephant ear.
The plants thrive best with a constantly moist soil. "In the winter a little less, in summer not more, but rather no big quantities at once.Also the Alocasia likes it when it is sprayed very regularly.
If you give the plant too much water, the alocasia perspires the moisture and drops can come to the leaves, this so-called "guttation" disappears by giving less water.
The alocasia thrives best in sunlight. So put the plant near a window. Too little light and the plant will allow its leaves to grow towards the light.
The Alocasia in the growth period once a month to administer liquid nutrition. Composting is not necessary in winter.
Alocasia is the home plant of the month of September 2017