Alocasia Antoro Velvet

$91.59 incl. GST
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  • NOTE:
  1. The actual plant may differ as each pot has its own unique natural look and though look identical but never 100% similar to the image pictured here.
  2. Flowers are seasonal and plants may not be with flowers at the time of order/delivery.

Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 15cm

POT SIZE
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Description

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Wonderfully textured, only known Alocasia with conspicuously pubescent (hairy) foliage.
  • Alocasia 'Antoro velvet' is a tuberous, herbaceous species.
  • Most likely native to the tropics of Borneo.
  • Very showy foliage.
  • The leaves are heart to arrowhead-shaped, pubescent (hairy or fuzzy) dark green when juvenile to almost black when mature, each held singly atop long and sturdy succulent stems.
  • The name Antoro velvet comes from the name of the collector who found this plant.
  • Genus name comes from the Greek words a meaning without and Colocasia the name of a closely allied genus, from which it was separated.

SOIL REQUIREMENT

  • It thrives in loose, porous, well-drained soils and can be grown in a well-aerated, moist potting mix growth medium.
  • One part coarse potting sand or perlite, one part peat, and part soil are used to make the potting soil.

FEEDING/FERTILIZER REQUIREMENT

  • Feed the plant every two or three weeks with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer such as a 10-10-10 formula, diluted at a rate of 1/4 teaspoon per gallon of water.

LIGHT REQUIREMENT

  • Protect it from too much sun (which could scorch its leaves) on hot summer days and, by moving the container into a partially shaded area, such as under tall trees.
  • Keep an indoor-grown plant in a spot that gets filtered light, such as near a lightly curtained south- or west-facing window.

WATER REQUIREMENT

  • Water the soil well.
  • Give the plant extra water during the dry season, aiming for at least 1 inch per week, including rain.

REPOTTING SERVICES

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