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20 - 30cm Alocasia Portei House Plant 9cm Pot

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Alocasia Portei, a member of the Araceae family, is renowned for its strikingly large, elongated leaves and is native to the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia. This particular species of Alocasia is known for its towering, impressive appearance and is sought after by plant enthusiasts for its unique aesthetic.

Description:

  • Leaves: Massive, elongated, peltate leaves with a glossy surface, which can be dark green or bluish-green, sometimes with a metallic sheen.

  • Flowers: Like other Alocasias, it can produce a spadix-type flower, surrounded by a pale, often greenish spathe, though it's primarily grown for its foliage.

  • Size: Alocasia Portei can grow quite large, with leaves often exceeding several feet in length under optimal conditions.

  • Toxicity: Be mindful that all parts of Alocasia Portei are toxic when ingested and may irritate the skin upon contact.

Care Guide:

  1. Light:

    • Appreciates bright, indirect light. Ensure it's protected from direct sunlight to prevent leaf burn.
  2. Water:

    • Maintain consistently moist soil. Allow the top 1-2 inches to dry out between waterings to avoid overwatering.
  3. Humidity:

    • High humidity is beneficial. Consider placing a humidifier nearby, or use a pebble tray with water to boost surrounding humidity.
  4. Temperature:

    • Prefers a temperature range between 65°F and 75°F (18°C - 24°C). Protect from drafts and sudden temperature changes.
  5. Soil:

    • Use a well-draining, aerated potting mix. A combination of regular potting soil, perlite, and orchid bark can work well.
  6. Fertilization:

    • Fertilize approximately every 4-6 weeks during the active growing season using a balanced liquid fertilizer.
    • In the dormant winter months, cease fertilization.
  7. Pruning:

    • Remove yellow or damaged leaves to keep the plant healthy and aesthetically pleasing.
  8. Repotting:

    • Consider repotting every 2-3 years, or when the plant appears to outgrow its current container.
  9. Pest and Disease Management:

    • Monitor for pests like aphids, spider mites, and mealybugs. Employ insecticidal soap or neem oil as needed.
    • Ensure good air circulation and avoid leaving standing water on the leaves to mitigate fungal issues.
  10. Propagation:

    • Propagate by separating offsets (small bulb-like structures) found at the base of mature plants during repotting.
    • Ensure each new section has a portion of root and plant in a separate container.

Tailor the care for your Alocasia Portei according to its specific needs and your environment. Observing how the plant reacts to various care practices will provide valuable insights into optimizing its growth and maintaining its health.

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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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