Alocasia 'Bambino'

grow-light Grow light
4.0" pot
pot-drainage Drainage
pot-type Plastic
soil-type Regular
outdoor-plant Outdoor

#Alocasia Discussion

Why did this happen 😭


I did it again πŸ˜… meet the newest addition of my #RescuePlants ! Found this lovely guy while grocery shopping, and it was the only one! I had to! #PlantsMakePeopleHappy #GregGang #PlantAddict

Why is it doing this?

No new growth for months now

miserable alocasia amazonica

My alocasia bambino fell off its shelf and the trunk broke off. Is it salvageable? #911

What is this stuff?

Have you ever been so mad at a genus of plants that it became your obsession out of spite? No? Just me? 🀣 I killed a Poly. And then a Regal Shields. And then that reverse psychology set in and I was like, β€œDamn it, I’m gonna figure these #Alocasia out!” I did my research. I nervously got an #AlocasiaBambino since they stay small, and I wanted to be able to keep my newest pet project at eye level on my desk so I could monitor any changes. πŸ‘€ A few weeks later, I think I’ve finally figured it out! No more brown spots! No more yellowing! No more crispy tips! No more drooping! πŸ₯³ For anyone else struggling with Alocasia (I FEEL YOU), here’s what I changed that ended up helping me: β€’ I moved it farther away from the light. It’s now about 5ft away from a southeast facing window, so it doesn’t recieve any direct light. β€’ Instead of a ceramic pot like before, I switched to a terracotta pot to increase breathability. β€’ I switched to exclusively bottom watering, 20 minutes seems to do the trick. I’m so excited! I was getting so discouraged, and starting to believe that I would never be able to keep an Alocasia alive. Turns out, all I needed was to make a few simple changes. #WednesdayWins TL;DR β€” Struggling with a particular genus of plants? Don’t give up. Treat it like an experiment! #AlocasiaAddicts #AlocasiaAdvice #PlantParenthood #PlantParentConfessions #KeepGrowing #GrowingThroughIt #PlantsMakePeopleHappy

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