(Half Moon) Variegated Alocasia Frydek Elephant Ear Albo Variegata 7cm Pot

Variegated Alocasia 'Half Moon Frydek' is a captivating plant known for its dramatic foliage and unique variegation. Here's a detailed description: Leaves: The leaves are large, arrow-shaped, and have a velvety texture. The 'Half Moon' variegation means that each leaf...
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(Half Moon) Variegated Alocasia Frydek Elephant Ear Albo Variegata 7cm Pot

(Half Moon) Variegated Alocasia Frydek Elephant Ear Albo Variegata 7cm Pot

£99.99 £79.99

(Half Moon) Variegated Alocasia Frydek Elephant Ear Albo Variegata 7cm Pot

£99.99 £79.99
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Variegated Alocasia 'Half Moon Frydek' is a captivating plant known for its dramatic foliage and unique variegation. Here's a detailed description:

  1. Leaves: The leaves are large, arrow-shaped, and have a velvety texture. The 'Half Moon' variegation means that each leaf has a striking contrast, with one half being a solid, deep green and the other half a creamy white or pale yellow. The veins are pronounced and white, adding to the plant's striking appearance.

  2. Stems: The stems are sturdy and can also exhibit variegation, often showing streaks of green and white. They support the large, heavy leaves.

  3. Growth Habit: This plant has an upright growth habit and can reach up to 60-90 cm in height. It tends to grow in a clumping manner, with new leaves emerging from the base.

  4. Roots: The roots are thick and tuberous, which helps the plant store water and nutrients. Proper soil aeration is important to prevent root rot.

Care Guide for Variegated Alocasia 'Half Moon Frydek'

Light

  • Bright, Indirect Light: This plant thrives in bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, particularly the white variegated parts, so filtered light is ideal. It can tolerate lower light but may lose some variegation.

Temperature

  • Warm Temperatures: Keep the plant in a warm environment, ideally between 18-27°C (65-80°F). Avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes, as these can stress the plant.

Watering

  • Consistent Moisture: Water when the top 2-3 cm of the soil feels dry to the touch. Alocasias prefer consistently moist soil but are prone to root rot if overwatered. Ensure the pot has good drainage.

Humidity

  • High Humidity: This plant prefers high humidity levels, around 60-80%. Use a humidity tray, mist the leaves regularly, or use a room humidifier to maintain adequate humidity, especially in dry environments.

Soil

  • Well-Draining Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix that retains some moisture but doesn't stay soggy. A mix of peat, perlite, and orchid bark works well.

Fertilising

  • Balanced Fertiliser: Feed with a balanced, water-soluble fertiliser every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce feeding in the dormant season (autumn and winter).

Repotting

  • Every 1-2 Years: Repot every 1-2 years, preferably in the spring. Choose a pot slightly larger than the current one to accommodate growth.

Pruning

  • Regular Pruning: Prune to control size and shape, removing any damaged or dead leaves. Cut just above a node to encourage new growth.

Pests and Diseases

  • Common Pests: Watch out for common houseplant pests like spider mites, mealybugs, and scale. Treat infestations with insecticidal soap or neem oil.
  • Fungal and Bacterial Infections: Ensure good air circulation and avoid overwatering to prevent root rot and leaf spot diseases.

Dormancy

  • Winter Dormancy: Alocasia plants can go dormant in winter. During this period, reduce watering and stop fertilising. Leaves may die back, but new growth will emerge in spring.

By following these care guidelines, your Variegated Alocasia 'Half Moon Frydek' should thrive and reward you with its stunning and unique foliage.

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.

By choosing our products, you are not only enhancing your home with beautiful plants but also contributing to a greener, more sustainable future

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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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