4" Alocasia gageana (aurea/yellow variegated)
Bright indirect light
Water when soil is mostly dry
Alocasia gageana a aurea variegated is a very popular and highly sought after variegated species of elephant ear.
These plants can grow up to 10-15' in their natural habitat, though as an indoor plant you will find that they won't grow much taller than 5'.
The colorful variegation pattern on these Alocasia gageana aurea is out of this world! It's common for them to put out a highly variegated leaf and then the next might be green. Truly wonderful plants that will always keep you on your toes wondering, "What will the next leaf look like?"!
Alocasia gageana aurea variegated care:
This plant prefers a well draining soil rich in organic matter. Allow your new plant to dry out between watering.
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.
The plant I received is just so beautiful! Amazing varigation and arrived in perfect condition and is already putting out a new leave just 2 weeks later. Very pleased