Alocasia Antoro Ear House Plant 6cm Pot

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"Alocasia 'Antoro'" is a striking and unique houseplant, known for its distinctive foliage and architectural presence. Here's a detailed description and care guide for this beautiful plant:

Description of Alocasia 'Antoro':

  1. Leaves: The most notable feature is its large, arrowhead or heart-shaped leaves. They are typically dark green, often with striking white or lighter green veins.
  2. Size: This plant can grow quite tall, with some specimens reaching up to 1 meter in height, depending on the care and environment.
  3. Stem: The stems are sturdy, supporting the large leaves. They can add to the plant's height and are often a contrasting color to the leaves.
  4. Growth Habit: 'Antoro' has an upright growth habit, making it a statement piece in any indoor garden.
  5. Flowers: Like other Alocasias, it can produce flowers, but they are generally inconspicuous compared to the dramatic foliage.

Care Guide for Alocasia 'Antoro':

  1. Light: Prefers bright, indirect light. Too much direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, while too little light can lead to leggy growth.
  2. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Over-watering can lead to root rot, a common issue with Alocasias.
  3. Humidity: High humidity is preferred. Consider using a humidifier or placing the plant on a water-filled pebble tray to increase humidity.
  4. Temperature: Thrives in warm conditions, ideally between 18-25°C. Avoid draughts and sudden temperature changes.
  5. Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix. A mix designed for orchids or aroids works well.
  6. Feeding: Fertilize every 4-6 weeks during the growing season with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength.
  7. Repotting: Repot when the plant becomes root-bound, typically every 2-3 years. Be cautious as the roots can be delicate.

Common Issues:

  • Drooping Leaves: Often due to over-watering or under-watering.
  • Yellowing Leaves: Can indicate a watering issue or a nutrient deficiency.
  • Pests: Watch out for common pests like spider mites and aphids.

Tips:

  • Rotate the plant regularly for even growth.
  • Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust and help the plant photosynthesize efficiently.
  • Be aware that Alocasia leaves can be toxic to pets and children if ingested.

Alocasia 'Antoro' is a stunning addition to any indoor plant collection, providing a lush, tropical feel. With proper care, it can be a rewarding plant to grow, offering both visual appeal and the satisfaction of nurturing a living piece of art.

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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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