Posted 1M ago by @Stephazar

Why did this happen ๐Ÿ˜ญ

TL;DR: My mini alocasia (thatโ€™s what it is right..??) wilted all but one leaf. It received a new red/purpley grow light with its pals a few months ago. But it never seemed to thrive since I got the thing. It was also overdue for a reporting.

Iโ€™ve always sort of struggled with this plant, I feel like itโ€™s always been a bit leggy or never grew bigger leaves. Idk.
Only thing that changed recently is Several months ago, I installed a gifted new grow light over a few of my plants. Itโ€™s more powerful than my others and is a purple colored one.

It has been sitting right next to my asparagus fern, dotted begonia, neon pothos and prayer plant, none of which have had problems (except for maybe the nerve plant dropped itโ€™s longer trailing branches, but itโ€™s currently blooming and sprouting new growth from the top).

Itโ€™s decline seems sudden, but I guess itโ€™s also been sort of hidden behind the other guys. The current one leaf it has left seems green and rigid though.

I was going to repot it soon. Is it just root bound and suffocated? Or is it light related? I do feel like it changed after the new lighting but it could be coincidence. This plant has been difficult for me. Any help on saving it and tips for helping it thrive is appreciated.

(Included a pic of the begonia itโ€™s right next to. Does that seem ok too or no??) #help #AlocasiaAddicts #Alocasia #SadPlant #Begonia #GrowLights #Dyingplant
4ft to light, indirect
4โ€ pot with drainage
Last watered 2 days ago
Iโ€™ll say in advance that I donโ€™t have experience with grow lights, but the way the leaves turned brown, looks like they burnt. Maybe the light is just too strong for them?
@nellz4estfairyz yeah, maybe this little guy doesnโ€™t like much light at all ๐Ÿ˜ญ I donโ€™t know anything about these weird colored lights. I thought it wanted more light since Iโ€™m the past it seemed to stretch out towards other lights.. so fickle ๐Ÿ™ƒ