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Posted 1M ago by @kris10nicolee

hey yall. I ordered a monstera deliciosa online and I should have it next month. but in the meantime, I bought 2 Alocasia today... can someone please tell me about these. do they get big?? how do I care for them?
Yay! Congratulations! I just got my 1st one too. They can be a bit picky about their “spot” so you might need to move them around a bit until they are happy.

Alocasia prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly.
Sunlight Needs
Alocasia ' may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Toxicity
Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.
If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.
Humidity
Alocasia doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.
Soil
Alocasia does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!
Fertilizer
Alocasia should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!
Dormancy
It’s common for Alocasia to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.

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