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Monday, September 7, 2020

Quick Care Tips: Popular & Rare Alocasia Collection

This is my Alocasia Collection which I find them more of the sensitive & slow growing type. They are very prone to root rot when over-watered or receive open rain on them - water seems to do more damage on them and so more care is required from them.

 These are commonly sold around region but may have to hunt and seek them out as they are not many when sold in the plant market stock. Often they came as 10 plants and quickly snapped off as many people find them interesting and popular.

These are what I have managed to find so far:
Tip 1: 
Water them once a week - on a very hot day - 3 days once. Just make sure the medium is fairly moist and soaking wet. Water just ideally enough for the plant to be hydrated as over-watering can cause them to rot and you may have already lost your plant.

Tip 2: 
Most of these plants come with a coco peat medium. Change the medium equal portion of sand / existing medium (cocopeat) and manure. This will help the fast drainage and at the same time - keep the medium fairly moist for a week.
Tip 3: 
Keep the plant in a bright indirect light area but not exposed to direct sun and also protected from the rain from getting into the plants. Pest: Do check and guard the plants for spider mite or mealy bugs. A good wipe with soap and water will do if you are concerned about using chemical pesticide on them. 
Other than that - these are easy plants to care for.

Plants in these Collection: 
Alocasia reginula 'Black Velvet' 
Alocasia Sinuata Alocasia Bambino
 Alocasia Macrorrhiza - Black Stem 
Alocasia Frydek Alocasia Polly - African Mask

I will update them time to time, do follow up with me on these updates.

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