15 - 20cm Alocasia Dragon Breath Heterophylla Elephant Ear House Plant 10cm Pot

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Alocasia heterophylla is a tropical plant known for its attractive, glossy, arrow-shaped leaves. It's native to the Philippines and requires similar care to other Alocasia varieties. To keep your Alocasia heterophylla healthy and thriving, follow this care guide:

  1. Light: Alocasia heterophylla prefers bright, indirect light. Place it near an east- or west-facing window or a few feet away from a south-facing window. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.

  2. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water your Alocasia heterophylla when the top 1-2 inches of soil feel dry to the touch. Use a well-draining potting mix and a pot with drainage holes to prevent overwatering and root rot.

  3. Soil: Use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix. You can also create your own mix by combining equal parts peat moss, perlite, and potting soil. This mixture will provide a balance of moisture retention and drainage for your Alocasia heterophylla.

  4. Humidity: Alocasia heterophylla thrives in high humidity levels, around 60-80%. To increase humidity, place your plant on a tray filled with pebbles and water, use a humidifier, or group it with other humidity-loving plants. Misting the leaves can also help, but be cautious not to overdo it, as excessive moisture can lead to fungal issues.

  5. Temperature: Alocasia heterophylla prefers temperatures between 65-85°F (18-29°C). Keep it away from cold drafts or sudden temperature changes, as it is sensitive to fluctuations in its environment.

  6. Fertilization: Feed your Alocasia heterophylla with a balanced, liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) at half the recommended strength. Reduce or stop fertilizing during the fall and winter months.

  7. Pruning: Regularly remove any dead, yellowing, or damaged leaves to maintain your plant's appearance and health. Pruning will also help to promote bushier growth.

  8. Repotting: Repot your Alocasia heterophylla every 2-3 years, or when it becomes root-bound. Choose a new pot that is one size larger than the current one, and use a well-draining potting mix.

  9. Pest control: Inspect your plant regularly for common pests like spider mites, mealybugs, and aphids. Treat any infestations with insecticidal soap or neem oil, and quarantine the affected plant from other plants until the issue is resolved.

By providing the proper care, your Alocasia heterophylla should grow and thrive, becoming a stunning focal point in your home or office.

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    • 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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