Alocasia meloRegular price $30.00 Sale price $18.00
Hailing from the Island of Borneo this plant was rare in cultivation since the 1960's but was not documented in its natural habitat until 1997. The texture on this leaf is almost unbelievable - it is a hard leaf with braille-like dots and deep veins. These plants are very intolerant to too much water, their thick, stout corm holds moisture and they love to grow in a free draining, porous mix.
Current Pot Size: 80mm
Synonyms: Alocasia maharani, Alocasia rugosum, Alocasia rugosa
Light: Full Shade - Category 3-4 (please see our blog on plant light requirements)
Soil: Well draining, moisture retaining - Indoor mix (please see our blog on soil requirements)
Fertiliser: As directed on your fertiliser of choice. Fortnightly or monthly during the growing season (please see our blog on plant food)
Watering: Don't over water, they like to dry out between waterings.
Maintenance: Keep warm over winter to slow down/stop dormancy. If they experience temperatures of less than 15 Degrees Celsius consistently they will go dormant in which watering should be kept to a minimum (about once a month) until new growth emerges in Spring.