Alocasia Scalprum

Urban Botanist

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ALOCASIA SCALPRUM

Alocasia Scalprum, also called Samar Lance has thick and rubbery leaves with intricate venation. Unlike other common Alocasia, Alocasia Scalprum leaves are much more narrower, arrowhead like shaped. New leaves emerge in a lighter green but turn into a beautiful darker green with a slight tinge of blue.

Lighting
Alocasia Scalprum can be grown in low light but will benefit from bright filtered light.

Temperature
They love warmer temperatures of 18C-29C. Never let the temperature drop below 10C. Avoid cold drafts or sudden temperature changes.

Watering 
Like any other aroids, Alocasia love moist soil but will throw a tantrum if they have wet feet. Use a free draining aroid mix to avoid over watering. To ensure even watering, thoroughly water it until the water runs out of the bottom and keep water it until a good 2-3 minutes.
Water when the top 2-3 inches of soil is dry.

Humidity
They can tolerate low humidity but aim for 50% at least for best growth.

Soil
When it comes to soil, they love rich and moist soil. They can be grown in few inches of standing water, making it perfect for pond or the surrounding. When grown in pot, they need porous soil with excellent drainage, visit Rooted for their aroid mix! They love to be root bound so avoid rushing to move the plant into bigger pot.

Fertiliser
Fertiliser is an important component for a thriving plant. Fertilise every week in growing season, depending on the environment, if they slowing down then reduce to once every 3-4 weeks. Make sure the soil is damp / thoroughly watered before feeding to avoid root burn.

Alocasia is not pet safe.
Pro tip: If the temperatures drop too low (consistently below 15C), Alocasia can go dormant, but don't worry they will bounce back better when the weather starts warming up. You can leave them in soil but avoid watering.
make sure to check www.rooted.co.nz if we sold out.

NOTE: The pictures are for indication only. We will pack these incredibly carefully and with utmost care, however they are delicate and these plants are shipped at the buyers risk. We really recommend to keep them on heat mat and propagation box after you receive it and throughout its first winter.

SKU: 10000-9 TAG: Alocasia
 

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