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ALOCASIA AZLANII

ALOCASIA AZLANII

Alocasia azlanii is a new tropical plant species from Brunei, Southeast Asia. This plant is a rare to find beacuse it has just recently been cultivated. To keep it in perfect shape, here are things you need to know:

  • Bright indirect sunlight
  • Between 65 and 75ºF, best around 60%+ humidity
  • Only water when the soil is dry
  • Toxic to humans and animals
  • Well-draining soil mix, and use fertilizer once a month
  • Grows up to 2′ tall and leaves grow up to 8″

In-Depth Care Guide

Alocasia azlanii is a great addition to your collection. It's difficult to come by, so make sure you take good care of it when decide to buy one. It is not difficult to take care of, and this is what you have to know:

Water

Make sure that the soil is always damp, but not soaked. Excessive water and pot without drainage will cause root rot. Check the soil moisture periodically. Water when the top 2" of soil feels dry.

Light

Alocasia azlanii needs bright indirect sunlight. A few hours of direct sunlight is okay, but too much sunlight will burn the leaves. If artificial light has to be used, make sure the light source emit the full spectrum with 10 - 12 hours of dark time.

Soil

The roots of Alocasia azlanii require oxygen to stay healthy. Use aerated, well draining potting soil that can hold some water, and don't over-water your plant. If the top of the soil that you are using doesn’t dry out in a week, the soil-mix that may be too heavy.

Fertilizer

Alocasia azlanii needs to be fertilized about once a month. However, over-fertilizing will kill the plant. The rule of thumb is to use half the prescribed dose of fertilization so that you plant will get the required nutrients at the right amount.

Humidity

From Southeast Asia, Alocasia azlanii grows in humid tropical climate. If you keep this plant temperate or less humid environment, make sure you spray the leaves and check on the soil moisture periodically. Brown spots and brown leaf edges are often signs of the plant not receiving enough air moisture.

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