Alocasia Borneo King is capable of reaching heights of 8 feet, with individual leaves 4 feet wide. We offer Hybridized plants grown from tissue cultures to ensure they are disease free and an exact replica of the mother plant. Plants for sale are between 5-16″ tall.
Alocasia Borneo King capable of growing in full sun if well-irrigated and planted in rich organic soil and in shade or partial shade, overall very little work is required to grow this beautiful specimen once it becomes established.
10 percent shredded sphagnum moss and a handful of perlite.
Place this mixture in a pots, beds or garden and plant your alocasia.
Proper site preparation ensures years of growth and once established they will not require weed control. Additionally, Soil Ph should be around 5.6-7.0
Do not over water any members of the alocasia family, for example, if using drip irrigation allow soil to dry slightly between watering.
When making a site selection keep your plant in an area that has bright indirect light, but not direct sunlight.
Feed this heavy feeder every three weeks during the warmer months with a one half-strength fertilizer with a balanced N-P-K ratio or 20-20-20.
Borneo King Pests and Disease
Although Pests or diseases are few and far between, when planting to avoid crown rot, stem rot and other fungal diseases it is important to keep your alocasia fairly dry.
There are hundreds of varieties of Alocasia. Alocasia are also referred to as Giant taro, Ape plant, Elephant Ear, Ape flower, Elephant’s Ear Plant, Night-scented Lily, New Guinea Shield, and Taro.
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