House Plant Care - Alocasia

by Vijay Krishna

Possesing the most beautiful foliage in the indoor plants world, the Alocasia is attracting many house plant parents to add them to their home. 

Light:

Alocasias need bright, but indirect light. Alocasias are tropical plants that grow on the forest floor under the tree shade. Direct sun for prolonged times might burn their leaves and it cannot survive in low light too. So make sure it gets enough bright light. They love humid environments.

Water:

Before watering the plant, check the soil whether its moist under the surface or not. Aerate the soil and water until the water drains out of the pot. Water them once in 3 days according to our weather conditions. Overwatering might lead to fungal infections in the roots. Frequent misting helps the growth of the plant.

Pests:

Alocasias are often infested by pests like spider mites. Check below the leaves every once in a while and wipe it off with neem water or soap water.

Soil:

Plant in airy, well-draining potting mix with a mix of regular soil and sand. They like the soil to be a bit on the drier side.