Alocasia amazonica Indoor Plant

 Alocasia amazonica Indoor Plant


A. x amazonica is a robust evergreen rhizomatous perennial to 1.5m tall, with narrowly arrow-shaped, wavy-edged leaves to 60cm long, dark green with silver veins above, purple beneath Characteristics 

Foliage Evergreen

Habit Bushy

Toxicity Ingestion may cause severe discomfort

 

Sunlight

Partial Shade

Aspect West-facing or East-facing

Exposure Sheltered  

 

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam

    pHAcid, Neutral 

 

Size

  • Ultimate height

    1-1.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    1-1.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    5-10 years

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow indoors in a potting mixture of equal parts of composted bark, loam and sand, in filtered light. Water freely in the growing season and provide high humidity by placing the container on a tray or moist gravel or pebbles. Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser every 2-3 weeks. Water moderately in winter. Requires a minimum temperature of 15-18°C (59-64°F)

Propagation 

Propagate by seed at 23°C (73°F) as soon as ripe. Propagate by Division in spring or summer. Propagate by stem cuttings in spring                    

Suggested planting locations and garden types

 Patio & Container Plants  


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