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Alocasia Zebrina
Alocasia Zebrina

Alocasia Zebrina

$30.00
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The Zebrina Alocasia is a beautiful tropical plant. Its large leaves really stand out, but also its zebra-like stems are beautiful. It's not the easiest plant to take care of though and it will drop some leaves, but this is nothing to worry about. If you take good care of this plant, it'll only drop its old leaves to make space for large new leaves.

Size: 140mm Pot

Humidity and watering

This plant needs a humid environment because it's a tropical plant. If it gets too dry, it'll be vulnerable to diseases. Luckily, there is a very simple method of keeping this plant humid enough: mist it occasionally. It doesn't matter if you do this in the morning or evening, just make sure you do this at least once per week. I personally do this every single day and so far the plant seems to like this because it looks healthy and is growing new leaves.

When do I water it?

The fact that this plant likes a humid climate doesn't mean it likes to be watered a lot. In fact, it's better to underwater this plant. Its thick stems contain a lot of moisture, so it won't need to be watered a lot. This also means, when it's in dire need of some water, it will let you know. The stems and leaves will start to hang down when they don't get enough water. This is when you water it plentifully.

Sunlight needs

This plant needs a lot of sunlight. I have it in a room with a south-facing window, so it gets a lot of sun during the day. Don't put it right next to the window though, this will burn its beautiful, big leaves. If your plant gets slightly yellow leaves, you know the sun was too much for the plant and you'll need to move it to a slightly more shady spot. If you don't have a room with a south-facing window, that's no problem! You can also place it next to the window in a west or east facing window. These rooms won't get as much sun, but by placing the plant right next to the window, it'll still be enough throughout the day.

Rotate the plant

This plant craves sunlight, even to such an extent that if you don't give it enough of this, it'll start to grow its stems longer and longer just to find the spot with the most sunlight. This means that this plant will grow towards the sun. If you don't pay enough attention to this, the plant will grow to one side, instead of up. A simple solution to prevent this “reaching” is to rotate this plant 90 degrees (a quarter) after every time you water it. If your plant is not reaching for the sun, you don't have to do anything, your plant is content with its place.

      We recommend the Australian made Munash Organics soil food & foliage spray or The Plant Runner plant food or neem oil to keep you plants happy and healthy!


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