Alocasia Lauterbachiana

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$12.00 CAD
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The long, spear-shaped, and glossy dark-green to purple leaves with scalloped edges and reddish undersides stand on tall petioles of purple to brown shade. You can easily get an illusion of an artificial plant due to the thin and stiff leaves with dual shades. Furthermore, each leaf may get as long as 2 feet!

Care

 Light: Bright, indirect light is preferable, but more tolerant of lower light than many other aroids.

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.

Temperature/Humidity: Your Alocasia will not tolerate temperatures lower than 13 Celsius and dislikes both cold and hot drafts. A minimum of 40% humidity is suggested to prevent foliage issues, but your Alocasia will thrive best in 60% to 75% humidity. Alocasias get chilly quite easy, and ideally thrive between 18-22C.

Soil/Potting: These babies prefer to be root bound and repotting can be quite traumatic for them. We prefer to use a coarse, free draining soil and typically mix two parts each of perlite and orchid bark to one part potting soil. Feed monthly with a balanced fertilizer.

Care Tips: Humidity and a consistent watering schedule will keep this beauty's sensitive leaves from curling and browning. He is prone to sunburn when offered direct sun, experiment with your Alocasia's location to find a good balance . Prone to Fungus Gnats and Spider Mites.

*Alocasias are mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.*