15 cm Alocasia Loco House Plant 10,5 cm Pot House Plant

15 cm Alocasia Loco House Plant 10,5 cm Pot

Alocasia Loco, also known as Elephant Ear Loco or African Mask, is a tropical plant that belongs to the Araceae family. It is a popular choice for indoor gardening due to its striking foliage and unique leaf shape. The leaves...
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15 cm Alocasia Loco House Plant 10,5 cm Pot House Plant

15 cm Alocasia Loco House Plant 10,5 cm Pot


15 cm Alocasia Loco House Plant 10,5 cm Pot


Alocasia Loco, also known as Elephant Ear Loco or African Mask, is a tropical plant that belongs to the Araceae family. It is a popular choice for indoor gardening due to its striking foliage and unique leaf shape. The leaves of Alocasia Loco are large, heart-shaped, and have prominent veins that give them an attractive appearance. The plant can grow up to 3-4 feet in height and thrives in warm and humid environments.

Alocasia Loco prefers bright, indirect light. It should be placed near a window where it can receive filtered sunlight. However, direct sunlight can scorch its leaves, so it's essential to protect it from intense rays. If you notice the leaves turning pale or yellow, it indicates that the plant is receiving too much light and needs to be moved to a slightly shadier spot.

This tropical plant thrives in warm temperatures between 65-85¬?F (18-29¬?C). It cannot tolerate temperatures below 60¬?F (15¬?C), so it should be kept away from drafts or cold areas. It is advisable to maintain a consistent temperature to ensure the well-being of the plant.

Alocasia Loco requires high humidity levels to thrive. Ideally, the humidity should be around 60-80%. If the air in your home is dry, you can increase humidity by placing the plant on a tray filled with pebbles and water. Regular misting of the leaves can also help maintain humidity levels. Another option is to use a humidifier near the plant to create a suitable environment.

Proper watering is crucial for the health of Alocasia Loco. It prefers consistently moist soil, but not soggy conditions. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out slightly between waterings. The frequency of watering will depend on factors such as temperature, humidity, and the size of the plant. It is better to underwater than overwater this plant, as root rot can occur if the soil remains waterlogged for too long. Always use room temperature water to avoid shocking the roots.

A well-draining soil mix is essential for Alocasia Loco. Use a combination of peat moss, perlite, and regular potting soil to create a loose and well-aerated medium. This will prevent waterlogging and promote healthy root growth. Avoid using heavy soil mixes that retain too much moisture.

During the growing season (spring and summer), feed Alocasia Loco with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every two weeks. Dilute the fertilizer to half the recommended strength to avoid burning the roots. In the dormant season, reduce fertilization to once a month or stop altogether, as the plant's growth slows down during this time.

Pruning and Maintenance:
Alocasia Loco may require occasional pruning to remove damaged or yellowing leaves. Use clean and sharp pruning shears to make clean cuts to prevent any damage or infection. Wipe the blades with rubbing alcohol before and after pruning to avoid spreading diseases.

Propagation of Alocasia Loco can be done through division or stem cuttings. To propagate through division, carefully separate the rhizome and ensure each division has healthy roots and leaves. Plant the divisions in separate pots with well-draining soil. Stem cuttings can be taken from healthy stems and planted in a suitable rooting medium. Keep the soil moist and provide high humidity to promote root growth.

Pests and Diseases:
Alocasia Loco is susceptible to common houseplant pests such as mealybugs, spider mites, and aphids. Regularly inspect the plant for any signs of infestation, such as webbing or tiny insects. Treat the affected areas with insecticidal soap or neem oil, ensuring thorough coverage. Additionally, overwatering or poor drainage can lead to root rot, so it's crucial to maintain proper watering practices to prevent this issue.

By following these care guidelines, providing appropriate light, temperature, humidity, and regular maintenance, you can enjoy the stunning foliage and beauty of Alocasia Loco in your indoor space.

At Plants for all Seasons, we take pride in our eco-friendly approach to packaging. Our custom-made plant boxes are designed with both the environment and your plants' wellbeing in mind. Here’s what makes our packaging special:

Upright and Fresh: Our innovative design ensures that your plants remain upright and fresh during transit. Specially engineered compartments and supports within the box prevent movement and damage, so your plants arrive in perfect condition.

100% Recyclable: Our plant boxes are fully recyclable, ensuring that after they have served their purpose, they can be responsibly disposed of without harming the planet.

Made from Recycled Materials: Sustainability is at the core of our values. That’s why our packaging is crafted from recycled materials, reducing waste and promoting a circular economy.

Winter Shipping: We offer additional heat packs in winter to keep your plants nice and warm on their travels. Add one heat pack per plant when checking out in winter months.

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At Plants for all Seasons, we offer a specialist range of plants that are kept at their growers until ordered, ensuring they remain in their ideal conditions. This unique approach means that these plants receive expert care right up until the moment they are prepared for delivery.

Our dedicated growers are passionate about their craft and maintain the perfect environment for each species in this range, ensuring that every plant is healthy, vibrant, and ready to thrive in your home or garden.

Delivery and Quality Assurance We understand that receiving your plants in excellent condition is crucial. While delivery for this specialist range can take up to 7 days, we assure you that this time is used to carefully select, prepare, and package your plants to maintain their health and vitality during transit.

Our commitment to quality means that every plant in this range is thoroughly inspected before it leaves the grower, ensuring it meets our high standards. You can trust that your new plant will arrive ready to flourish, bringing beauty and life to your space.
Tropical Glasshouse Nursery: Our plants are nurtured in our tropical glasshouse nursery located in Lincolnshire, where we maintain an average temperature of 16°C. We do not use cold warehouses, ensuring optimal conditions for plant health.

Plastic Nursery Pots: All our plants are supplied in practical plastic nursery pots. If you prefer a more decorative option, we offer a range of stylish pots available for purchase separately.

Non-Consumable: Please note that our plants are intended for ornamental purposes only unless specifically stated as edible. Ensure you check product descriptions carefully if you are looking for edible varieties.

Variable Heights: The height of our plants can vary by approximately +/- 10%. This natural fluctuation ensures you receive a unique and healthy specimen.

Plant Pot Sizes: Pot sizes may vary by approximately +/- 1cm. To ensure a proper fit, we recommend selecting a decorative pot that is 1-2cm larger than the stated plant pot size. For instance, if you purchase a plant in a 17cm pot, a 18 - 19cm decorative pot would be ideal.

Quarantining: All our houseplants are regularly sprayed with a preventative systemic bug treatment. We do our best to ensure a bug free growing environment however sometimes these can unfortunately be missed, as such we always recommend quarantining plants when they first enter your home and checking them upon arrival for bugs.

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