Alocasia Melo

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ALOCASIA MELO

Alocasia Melo or also known as Alocasia Rugosa is an exotic plant native to Southeast Asian forests, found growing in rocky terrain, unlike other Alocasias. It has greenish-blue jade leaves with rough textures, making it a unique and eye catching addition to your collection.

Lighting
In their natural habitat, direct sunlight is filtered by taller trees and plants. Try to imitate this in your home, and avoid direct sunlight. Indirect and bright light will allow Alocasia Melo to thrive. Find a spot few feet away from north or east facing window.

Temperature
Alocasia Melo love warm temperatures 18C-29C. Never let the temperature drop below 10C.

Watering 
Alocasia Melo grows around stony terrain, which means they don't like much water around their feet. Water when the top 2 inches of soil is dry and never let them completely dry out.

Humidity
The country it originates from has high humidity. For these plants to really thrive, they need  70% +  if possible.

Soil
Coming from rocky terrain, you want to opt for aerated and fast draining soil for Alocasia Melo.

Fertiliser
Alocasia Melo aren't hungry for nutrients but still loves a good feed, feed them weakly weekly and dilute in winter. 

Pro tip: Try to put them in hanging basket or macrame for a different look.
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: 10000-10
 

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