6" Alocasia longiloba grandis
Bright indirect light
Water when soil is mostly dry
Alocasia longiloba is a stunning plant, part of the Alocasia genus known for its tropical foliage and striking appearance. This particular species typically features long, arrow-shaped leaves with prominent veins and an attractive glossy texture. Its foliage often boasts vibrant green colors, making it a sought-after choice for indoor plant enthusiasts looking to add a touch of exotic beauty to their spaces.
Alocasia longiloba care:
This plant prefers a well draining soil that is rich in organic matter. Allow the soil to dry out about half way before watering, taking care to not allow it to sit in excess water. Provide your new Alocasia longiloba 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.