Alocasia Care

Alocasia Care

Alocasia Care

Alocasia make wonderful houseplants for bright light environments. They are large, leafy plants. Many varieties can grow 6-12ft tall!

Light: 

  • Very bright, but indirect light 
  • West or South facing window is best, but out of hot direct sun 

Water: 

  • Allow soil to dry out partially between waterings 
  • Water when two inches are dry, roughly every 10 days, and do not let it sit in soggy soil 

Humidity: 

  • Prefers high humidity; light misting is beneficial

Soil Type: 

  • Needs to be well aerated and well draining, but still retain some moisture
  •  1-1-1 soil, perlite, peat moss or coco coir

Toxicity Level: 

  • Toxic to animals

Additional Information:

  • An alocasia will retain as many leaves as the light around it can support. Frequent leaf shedding is normal; they often will lose a leaf when it is about to make a new one. 
  • Grows from a bulb, which can rot if overwatered

Popular Varieties: Alocasia Calodora, Alocasia Black Velvet, Alocasia Polly, Alocasia Regal Shields, shop all Alocasia