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Posted 2M ago by @GracedCamelina

what is happening with mu alocasia??

#GiantTaro
Last watered 2 months ago
@GracedCamelina Alfio Stefano I think this has something to do with your surroundings. Like too much heat/cold. This type plant is particularly sensitive. I had one do the same thing. My plant came in boxed up and heat made it turn that way. I eventually let it do its thing and cut it off. Rest of my plant is fine. πŸ˜‰πŸ™ŒπŸ»
Hi Alfie πŸ‘‹πŸ˜ could you post a few more pictures? I think it's the browning on the leaf edges that your worried about us that right? It also really helps us if you have the info on your plant card filled in (type of pot, distance to light source, last watered etc) but I'll give it a go! Lol 🀣🀣

Im not sure if Hemingway is in a pot without drainage at all or if you've just not filled that info in... But overwatering and cold (which is unlikely this time of year in the N. Hemisphere! Lol πŸ˜‚ and as an indoor plant it's unlikely to get too cold at any time of year tbh lol) are the two most likely causes of that type of browning. If the edges were really dry and crispy looking I'd be saying underwatering, but it's quite hard to make a diagnosis from just one photo lol.

If the soil he's in is too dense for him that will lead to you overwatering pretty much no matter how hard you try! You want something quite fast draining that allows plenty of aeration and room for his roots to grow. I would, personally, take him out of the pot and check his roots to be sure there's no rot. If you find brown/ squishy/ smelly roots, cut them away with sterelised snips or scissors and rinse the raining roots in 3:1 water: 3% hydrogen peroxide and then dust them in ground cinnamon (it's a natural fungicide) and pot him up in some nice, fresh, chunky soil.

He'll go into shock for a week or so, but that's totally normal! Don't be fooled into giving him to much Easter if he looks a bit limp and lacklustre for a fortnight, you want to keep the watering down a bit until he's acclimatised and don't use fertiliser for at least a month (or you could burn any new roots he puts out).

The discolouration on the leaves won't heal I'm afraid, but it's a plants best way of signalling that something's not right so always ask if you're worried! πŸ₯° Throw more tags into your post, give us pics and as much info as you can and the #greggang will always try and help! Xx
He looks sunburnt.. is he in the sun now that it’s warm? (In the Midwest, anyway)