4" Alocasia Flying Squid
Bright indirect light
Water when soil is mostly dry
Alocasia Flying Squid is an extremely unique mutation of Alocasia plumbae! It mainly just have stems with very small leaves, giving the appearance of a squid!
This cultivar tends to stay on the smaller side with a compact, bushier growth.
We find Alocasia Flying Squid prefer to dry out almost completely before watering, so take care to ensure that you do not overwater your plant.
Alocasia Flying Squid care:
This plant prefers a well draining soil that is rich in organic matter. Allow the soil to dry out almost completely before watering, taking care to not allow it to sit in excess water. Provide your new elephant ear plant with plenty of bright indirect 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.