4" Alocasia brancifolia
Bright indirect light
Water when soil is mostly dry
Alocasia brancifolia is an uncommon indoor plant with lush, split foliage that gives Philodendron vibes! This species is known for its striking split leaves that become more dramatic as they mature, making it an attractive addition to any home.
Alocasia brancifolia care:
This plant prefers a well draining soil that is rich in organic matter. Allow your plant to dry out almost completely between watering, taking care to not allow it to sit in excess water. Provide your plant with medium to bright indirect light, taking care to not expose it to harsh direct afternoon light.
Alocasia is a genus of plants in the Aroid family native to many parts of Asia including but not limited to Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Australia.
There are at least 90 officially recognized Alocasia species, with more discovered and properly named every year. Alocasia come in all sizes, from small to large. Jewel types like Black Velvet tend to stay on the bushier, more compact side.
Alocasia are rhizomatous or tuberous and self reproduce from corms.
Alocasia can go dormant during the cooler months, so try to provide your plant with temperatures above 50deg to ensure that they stay happy and healthy during this period.
I bought one of these a few weeks ago and it is really stunning. You will not find this species very often, it is quite uncommon. The plant arrived in great condition and is doing really well so far! I have it in my bathroom where it can enjoy the added humidity from the shower.