Alocasia Melo Elephant Ear House Plant 6cm Pot House Plant
Alocasia Melo Elephant Ear House Plant 6cm Pot House Plant

Alocasia Melo Elephant Ear House Plant 6cm Pot

Alocasia Melo, often referred to as Alocasia 'Melo' or the "Rugosa," is an ornamental houseplant characterized by its textured, rigid, and deeply grooved leaves. This plant is native to Borneo and is known for its unique foliage that feels almost...
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Alocasia Melo Elephant Ear House Plant 6cm Pot House Plant

Alocasia Melo Elephant Ear House Plant 6cm Pot

£14.99 £12.99

Alocasia Melo Elephant Ear House Plant 6cm Pot

£14.99 £12.99

Alocasia Melo, often referred to as Alocasia 'Melo' or the "Rugosa," is an ornamental houseplant characterized by its textured, rigid, and deeply grooved leaves. This plant is native to Borneo and is known for its unique foliage that feels almost like cardboard.

Here's a general care guide for your Alocasia Melo:

  1. Light: Alocasia Melo needs bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, which can cause leaf burn.

  2. Water: Like most Alocasia, the Melo doesn't like to be too wet or too dry. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out before watering. Never allow the plant to sit in water as this can lead to root rot.

  3. Humidity: High humidity is key for this Alocasia. Consider placing your plant in a humid area like the bathroom or kitchen, or using a humidifier to maintain high humidity levels.

  4. Soil: Alocasia Melo prefers a well-draining soil to prevent waterlogging and root rot. You could use a standard indoor potting mix with added perlite, orchid bark, or coarse sand to improve drainage.

  5. Temperature: This plant likes warmer temperatures, ideally between 60°F and 85°F. It's not cold-hardy and should be kept away from drafts or cold windows.

  6. Fertilizer: Fertilize your Alocasia Melo once a month during the growing season (spring and summer) with a diluted balanced plant fertilizer. In the winter, reduce or completely stop feeding as the plant enters a dormant state.

  7. Repotting: Repot your Alocasia Melo when it becomes root-bound, generally every 2-3 years. The best time to do this is during the spring when the plant begins its active growing period.

  8. Propagation: Alocasia Melo can be propagated through division. During repotting, carefully divide the plant making sure each section has roots, and pot it in a separate container.

  9. Pest Control: Regularly inspect your plant for common pests such as aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites. If any infestation is found, treat it immediately with an appropriate insecticide or neem oil.

Remember, the specific needs of your plant may vary based on environmental factors in your home, so it's important to monitor your plant's health and adjust your care routine as necessary. The Alocasia Melo is a somewhat rare and unique species, and providing the right conditions will allow it to thrive.

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.

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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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