About the plant: Alocasia, oralocasia in Czech , is a genus of the Araceaefamily. These plants are massive herbs with a thick rhizome. Their homeland is the subtropical and tropical regions of Asia, Australia and the Pacific.Alocasiagenerally belongs to the rather demanding houseplants, which are sensitive to temperature, humidity and overwatering. At the same time, keep in mind withallocationsthat they often replace old leaves with new ones (so they usually do not increase their number). 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 melois one of the rare, thick-leavedalocasias -the leaves have prominent veining and a greenish-blue to jade color. Thanks to their "rough" appearance, we can also findthisalocasia cultivar under the name Rugosa.
Difficulty:Advanced 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 flowerpot: 14 cm
Every plant is different, just like us humans. Please allow for a possible deviation in appearance compared to the product photo.
The plant needs enough diffused light for healthy growth. Avoid direct sunlight, which could burn the leaves. The ideal site is the north and east side near the windows or the west side with fading weak sunlight.
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.