Alocasia make wonderful houseplants for bright light environments. They are large, leafy plants. Many varieties can grow 6-12ft tall!
- Very bright, but indirect light
- West or South facing window is best, but out of hot direct sun
- 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
- Prefers high humidity; light misting is beneficial
- Needs to be well aerated and well draining, but still retain some moisture
- 1-1-1 soil, perlite, peat moss or coco coir
- Toxic to animals
- 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