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This simple, yet elegant beauty comes by many names including the Alocasia Micholitziana, Green Velvet, and Frydek. The mature, broad, velvety dark green leaves have striking white veins making this plant a real beauty. The juvenile leaves appear as bright lime-green which especially showcase the eye-catching iridescent finish on the leaves.
Light: Bright, indirect light is preferable. May loose it's green color or burn in direct light or too much light.
Water: Allow the top two inches of soil to dry before watering, do not let sit in excess water as they are quite prone to root rot. Your plant will let you know when it is thirsty. Watch for dull looking leaves, drooping stems, leaf curl, and a super lightweight pot.
Temperature/Humidity: Your Alocasia will not tolerate temperatures lower than 13 Celsius and dislikes both cold and hot drafts. A minimum of 50% humidity is suggested to prevent foliage issues and allow your plant to thrive, but your Alocasia Frydek may tolerate slightly lower humidity. You can group plants together to increase humidity or set your plant on a tray of pebbles with water. Try to avoid misting your plant especially when new leaf development is occurring, this will prevent leaf rot and other plant disease.
Soil/Potting: These plants prefer to be root bound and repotting can be quite traumatic for them. We prefer to use a chunky, free draining soil and typically mix two parts each of perlite and orchid bark to one part potting soil. Feed your alocasia bi weekly during growing season.
Care Tips: Try to imagine where your plant came from in the wild and try to replicate that environment in your home. Your Alocasia will thrive in a humid environment, and a chunky well draining soil mix. Experiment with different locations in your house to find the best location for your plant. Try feeding your Alocasia with Kelpy or Plant Vitamins.
*Alocasias are mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting. Do not ingest.*
*Please note that your Alocasia may loose a leaf or two once you receive it. Alocasia plants need time to acclimate to their new environment. If the humidity, light, and temperature is not up to 'their' standards they may only be able to produce or hold onto 2-3 leaves at a time.*
All photos are an indication of the plant species and size reference only. All plants will have slight variations in coloring and condition. Decorative pot not included. Plants will be shipped in sphagnum moss or perlite.