25 - 55cm Alocasia Macrorrhiza Splash Elephant Ear House Plant 14cm Pot

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Alocasia macrorrhizos 'Splash' is a remarkable cultivar of the Alocasia family known for its stunning, large leaves. Alocasia are often called 'Elephant Ears' due to their large leaf size, and 'Splash' is no exception. The 'Splash' variety is named for its distinctive splashed or speckled pattern, with a mix of deep green and lighter, almost white, areas of variegation that look as if they have been 'splashed' onto the leaf surface.

Here's a basic guide on how to care for your Alocasia macrorrhizos 'Splash':

Light: Alocasia 'Splash' thrives in bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, so make sure the light is filtered or diffused. If light levels are too low, the plant's growth may slow, and the variegation might become less pronounced.

Water: Water your Alocasia when the top 1-2 inches of soil become dry. These plants prefer a good soak but do not like to sit in water, so ensure your pot drains well. Overwatering can lead to root rot, a common issue with this plant.

Humidity: Being a tropical plant, Alocasia 'Splash' enjoys high humidity. You may need to use a pebble tray, a humidifier, or regularly mist your plant, especially in drier conditions.

Temperature: The plant prefers warmer temperatures, ideally between 65-80°F (18-27°C). It's not frost-tolerant and should be kept away from cold drafts.

Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix to prevent waterlogging. A mix of peat, perlite, and orchid bark can work well.

Fertilizer: Feed the plant with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every two weeks during the growing season (Spring and Summer). Reduce feeding in the fall and winter.

Repotting: Repot every 2-3 years or when it becomes root-bound. Spring is the best time for repotting Alocasia.

Propagation: Alocasia 'Splash' is typically propagated by division. This can be done during repotting.

Pruning: Prune any yellowing or dead leaves to maintain the plant's health and appearance.

It's important to note that Alocasia, including the 'Splash', can be toxic if ingested. Therefore, keep it out of reach from pets and small children.

Remember, all plants have their own unique needs and your Alocasia 'Splash' may need care adjustments depending on its specific environment and conditions. Regularly check your plant for signs of distress and adjust care accordingly.

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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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