10 - 15cm Alocasia Bisma Silver House Plant 10,5 cm Pot

House Plant
£39.99

Delivery Time: Delivered within 1-2 working days. £6.99 for Unlimited Plants

These plants are kept in optimal conditions at their specialist growers until ordered. This means they take little longer to be delivered, but quality is assured. Please allow up to 7 days for these to be delivered.

Lighting: Alocasias with silver or metallic foliage typically prefer bright, indirect light. They can tolerate moderate light levels but may lose some of their unique coloration in lower light. Direct sunlight should be avoided, as it can scorch the leaves.

Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Alocasias are sensitive to both over and under-watering. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, and ensure the pot has good drainage to prevent root rot.

Humidity: High humidity is crucial for Alocasias, ideally between 60-80%. You can increase humidity around the plant by misting regularly, using a humidifier, or placing the pot on a pebble tray with water.

Temperature: Warm temperatures are preferred, between 18°C to 26°C (65°F to 80°F). Protect Alocasias from cold drafts and sudden temperature changes, as they are sensitive to cold.

Soil: Use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix. Incorporating perlite or vermiculite can improve drainage and aeration, crucial for healthy root growth.

Feeding: Fertilize every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength. Reduce feeding in the fall and winter when growth naturally slows.

Repotting: Repot in the spring every 2-3 years or when the plant becomes root-bound. This is also an opportunity to refresh the potting mix, which can help prevent soil compaction and ensure nutrient availability.

Pest and Disease Management: Keep an eye out for pests such as spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. Treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Good cultural practices, such as avoiding over-watering and ensuring proper air circulation, help prevent fungal diseases.

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Our custom made boxes are perfect for transporting your new plants straight from our Yorkshire tropical nursery direct to your door. We use a next day DHL service as standard, allowing plants to be delivered as fast as possible.

Check out our YouTube video to see exactly how we pack for safe delivery.

  • Plants are supplied in plastic nursery pots unless stated in the product title.

  • Plants are not for consumption unless stated as edible.

  • Plant heights can fluctuate +/- 10%.

  • Our plants are kept at our tropical nursery in Yorkshire where we maintain an average temperature of 18c.

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