How to care for your Alocasia Zebrina?
The Alocasia species can best be placed in a spot with some indirect sunlight. Make sure no bright direct sunlight will hit the leaves, it could cause burn marks on those gorgeous leaves. Alocasia can handle a bit of shade throughout the day.
Depending on your climate, Alocasia might be a bit needy when it comes to watering. Alocasia Zebrina is most happy with a bit of a moist soil. Always be careful not to drown the plant in too much water.
The Alocasia Zebrina likes a well draining potting soil. Drainage is key with most Alocasia. Use a light potting mixture, combining your regular soil with some perlite and pine bark. If you don’t like the mess of making your own soil you can try using our pre-made soil mixtures, which are great for all aroids.
Like most aroids the Alocasia likes a humid environment. The humidity should be at least 65%. The Alocasia Zebrina will thrive in a higher humidity. If your humidity drops below 50% it may give you crispy leaves.
During the growing season (generally from mid-March to mid-October) it’s recommended to fertilize your Alocasia. Carefully read and stick to the instructions on the bottle of the product that you’re using. This way you’ll be sure to give your plant just the right amount of fertilizer.
Repotting your Alocasia can be done best at the beginning of the growing season. Depending on how root bound your plant is, it’s wise to repot your plant every year or every other year. If the plant is root bound give it a slightly bigger pot. If not, just give your Alocasia some fresh soil.
The Alocasia is toxic for humans and animals if ingested.