4” Alocasia reticulata
Bright indirect light
Water when soil is mostly dry
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Alocasia reticulata is a unique form of Alocasia zebrina that commands attention with its incredible variegated stems. The leaves on this elephant ear species are arrow shaped with a thick, glossy texture. What sets these apart from Alocasia zebrina is the unique coloration pattern seen on the foliage.
These plants can grow up to 6' tall!
Caring for your new Alocasia reticulata is easy as this one only needs minimal attention. Make sure your plant has a well draining soil rich in organic matter. Alocasia reticulata need 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.