For a correct development of the plant we suggest avoiding exposure to late freezings; let's grow it in a covered place, locating it outside only in late spring. Let's avoid exposing apartment plants to direct sunlight, which could damage the leaves, especially during the hottest months of the year. We should prefer a bright position, but with filtered light.These plants don't like direct solar rays which could ruin their foliage; we therefore suggest to locate them in shady places.
Generalities Alocasia macrorrhiza
The Alocasia macrorrhiza is a succulent plant. This plant in the winter assumes a green colouring; it is medium in size and can reach 80 cm high. It keeps its leaves in the winter. Growing they develop a round-shape shrub.
Fertilization Alocasia macrorrhiza
In the spring letís use a fertilizer every 15-20 days, melting it in the water which we use to irrigate; we can choose a fertilizer for flowering plants or green plants, rich with nitrogen and potassium to favour a balanced development of the new vegetation. Otherwise we can, if we want to, use a slow release fertilizer, to add to the soil, every 3-4 months.
Watering Alocasia macrorrhiza
To develop better these plants need regular watering , keeping the soil moist; letís water often, every 0-1 weeks using 3-4 glasses of water . To avoid that a scarce drainage could favour the development of fungal diseases, let's remember to avoid leaving water in the saucer.
Treatments Alocasia macrorrhiza
The spring weather, with a high temperature swing between the day and night hours, and pretty frequent rains, can favour the development of fungus diseases, which should be treated pre-emptively with a systemic fungicide, to use before the gems grow excessively; at the end of the winter we also suggest a wide range insecticide to prevent the attack of aphids and cochineals. We should always remember to do these treatments when there aren't flowerings in the garden.
Soil Alocasia macrorrhiza
These apartment plants need to be located in a balanced soil, which maintains humidity for long. Every 2-3 years letís remember to repot the plants in a slightly larger container.
Notes Alocasia macrorrhiza
There aren't any notes. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.