Alocasia

 
Water regularly
 
 
Semi-shade, no direct sunlight
 
 
Lightly air-purifying
 
 
Nutrition every month (summer)
 
 
Slightly toxic for animals
 
 
Repot every other year
 
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Intro

The Alocasia is native to the tropical and subtropical regions of Asia and eastern Australia. Alocasia species belong to the family Araceae. These plants are also called Taro, Taro or Elephant Ear Giant.

Location

Put the Alocasia calidora in a very light place in the living room, for example, near a window without direct sunlight. At too low humidity dry the leaves. In this case it is advisable to regularly misting the plant. The leaves grow toward the light. Rotate the plant also regularly so it does not grow too lopsided.


 

Alocasia care

The Alocasia calidora does not like wet feet. The soil may not be wet and no water should remain in the shell. During the summer, this plant can stand comfortably in the garden in a sheltered spot in partial shade. With proper care, he will periodically create a new leaf. The oldest leaves usually die just wondering something for it. The plot indoor consider guttation!

Origin

Alocasia belongs to the Arum family and grows in the tropical rain forests 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.


Diseases

The Alocasia likes a humid air. If it doesn't, it can suffer from spider mites. If necessary, spray it with water or put it outside for a while.

Suitable plant nutrition for Alocasia

 

 
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