20cm Alocasia Puncakborneensis House Plant 10,5 cm Pot

House Plant
£39.99

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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.

Alocasia Puncakborneensis is a relatively rare and exotic member of the Araceae family, cherished by collectors for its unique and striking appearance. Originating from the tropical rainforests of Borneo, this plant is admired for its beautiful foliage, which adds an exotic touch to any indoor garden. Unlike the more commonly known Alocasia varieties, Alocasia Puncakborneensis is distinguished by its smaller stature and uniquely textured leaves.

Description

Alocasia Puncakborneensis has a compact growth habit, typically reaching heights of up to 60 cm (about 2 feet). Its leaves are its most notable feature, characterised by a deep green colour, a velvety texture, and prominent venation that often contrasts in colour, giving the leaves a striking appearance. The leaf shape is elongated and somewhat arrowhead-like, with each leaf growing on individual, slender stems that emerge directly from the soil. This plant rarely flowers indoors, and its blooms are not the primary attraction, as the focus is primarily on its lush and vibrant foliage.

Care Guide

Lighting: Prefers bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight should be avoided to prevent leaf burn, while too little light can lead to leggy growth and a loss of leaf vibrancy. A location near an east or west-facing window, filtered by a sheer curtain, is ideal.

Watering: The soil should be kept evenly moist but never waterlogged. Alocasia Puncakborneensis does not tolerate drought well; however, over-watering can lead to root rot. Water when the top inch of soil becomes dry to the touch, and ensure the pot has good drainage.

Humidity: High humidity levels, mimicking its native jungle environment, are crucial for this Alocasia. Aim for a humidity level of 60% or higher. Misting the plant, using a humidifier, or placing it on a pebble tray with water can help increase the surrounding humidity.

Temperature: Warm temperatures between 18°C to 27°C (65°F to 80°F) are preferred. It is sensitive to cold and should be protected from drafts and sudden temperature changes.

Soil: A well-draining, airy potting mix is essential. A mix containing peat, perlite, and vermiculite can provide the right balance of moisture retention and drainage.

Feeding: Feed with a diluted, balanced liquid fertiliser every month during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce feeding in the autumn and withhold fertiliser in the winter when growth slows.

Repotting: Repot every 2 to 3 years or when the plant becomes root-bound. Spring is the best time for repotting, using a pot just one size larger than the current one to avoid overly soggy soil.

Pest and Disease Management: Keep an eye out for pests such as spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. Regular inspections and prompt treatment with insecticidal soap or neem oil can manage infestations. Fungal issues can arise from over-watering, so ensure the plant is not sitting in soggy soil and that there's adequate air circulation around it.

Caring for Alocasia Puncakborneensis involves a balance of providing enough moisture and humidity while ensuring proper drainage and avoiding over-watering. With the right conditions, this rare Alocasia can be a stunning, eye-catching addition to your collection, bringing a piece of the tropical rainforest into your home.

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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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