6" Alocasia Corazon
Bright indirect light
Water when soil is mostly dry
Alocasia heterophylla 'Corazon' has shimmery, almost iridescent light blue leaves. Alocasia Corazon can grow to heights of up to 10', though as an indoor plant it will likely stay more compact.
While similar to Alocasia Dragons Breath, the species is the same -- the differences are astounding. This particular species of elephant ear tends to grow much larger leaves and is easy to care for.
Alocasia Corazon care:
This plant prefers a well draining soil rich in organic matter. Allow your new plant to dry out almost completely before watering, taking care to not allow it to sit in excess water. Provide your Alocasia Corazon with plenty of bright indirect light for optimal growth.
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.
It has taken me a little while to figure out what this plant likes but I do have a new leaf which is exciting. Over all I love this plant.