Alocasia Regal Shields Elephant Ear Plant
$8.99 sales tax
Plants for sale are Alocasia “Regal Shields” plants Each plant I offer is Hybridized and grown from tissue cultures to be a disease free exact replica of the mother plant. Plants for sale are between 4-16″ tall. This new var of Alocasia boastsstone..
Plants for sale are Alocasia Regal Shields plants
Each plant I offer is Hybridized and grown from tissue cultures to be a disease free exact replica of the mother plant. Plants for sale are between 4-16″ tall. Alocasia Regal Shields is a new var of Alocasia that boasts stone grey leaves with burgandy undersides. Great choice for natural settings. We recommend using only Bio Spectrum organic Fertilizer located in our store.
How to grow Alocasia Regal Shields
Outdoor growing instructions
Indoor Growing Instructions
For specific growing instructions please visit http://alocasiaplants.com/how-to-grow-alocasia-plants.html
Soil requirements and planting instructions
Mix together the following:
- 50 percent potting soil;
- 20 percent peat moss;
- 20 percent orchid bark with charcoal;
- 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.
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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