Alocasia Frydek Variegata
The plant is photographed in a terracotta pot.
About the plant:
Alocasia , or alocasia in Czech , is a genus of the Araceae family . These plants are massive herbs with a thick rhizome. Their homeland is the subtropical and tropical regions of Asia, Australia and the Pacific. In Southeast Asia and Oceania, they are particularly popular for their edible rhizomes and small boiled leaves. Although in their raw state they contain calcium oxalate, which causes mucous membrane irritation and nausea, they are edible after heat treatment. At the same time, the rhizomes are also sought after by Indian and South Asian traditional medicine for their healing effects.
Alocasia Micholitziana Variegata ( also known as Frydek Variegata ) is a very rare collector's species of alocasia with large, dark green velvety leaves with white variegation.
Alocasia generally belongs to the rather demanding houseplants, which are sensitive to temperature, humidity and overwatering. At the same time, keep in mind with alocasias that they often replace old leaves with new ones (that is, they usually do not increase their number, especially in younger plants.
Cleans the air: Yes
Pet Friendly: No
Suitable for hydroponics: Yes
Suitable for Kokedama: No
Approximate height of plant with pot : 25 cm
Diameter of the flower pot : 12 cm
Every plant is different, just like us humans. Please allow for a possible deviation in appearance compared to the product photo.
- Overwatering: Too much water can cause root rot, yellowing or leaf drop.
- Brown spots on the leaves: Brown spots on the leaves can refer to too much direct light that burned the plant or to cold weather (e.g. draft).
- Dry air: due to insufficient air humidity, the leaves of the plant can start to dry from the tips and turn yellow or curl.