Plants for sale are Alocasia Sarawakensis “Yucatan Princess” elephant ear 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 5-16″ tall. T..
Plants for sale are Alocasia Sarawakensis “Yucatan Princess” elephant ear 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 5-16″ tall. This black stem form of Alocasia sarawakensis boasts dark green to black upright leaves are puckered and command interest from great distances. Tall and Amazon – like a Yucatan Princess. We recommend using only *Bio Spectrum organic fertilizer located in our store.
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. Soil Ph should be around 5.6-7.0
If using drip irrigation allow soil to dry slightly between watering. Do not over water any members of the alocasia family.
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
Pests or diseases are few and far between. When planting to avoid crown rot, stem rot and other fungal diseases keep your alocasia fairly dry.
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. Colocasia are generally grown from side shoots vs seeds. There are hundreds of varieties of Alocasia. Plants will produce large fragrant flowers.
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