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Posted 2M ago by @LaSiguanaba

Alocasia Help?

Hello everyone. I woke up to my Dragon Scale Alocasia looking pretty droopy and out of sorts. I watered him a couple of days ago, and his soil is damp but not soaked. The weather hasnโ€™t changed much except that itโ€™s a little cooler and rainy today. I love this little guy and what to help! Do you have any idea what might be causing the droop? Iโ€™ve included before and after photos. Thank you!!!! #HappyPlants #PlantsMakePeopleHappy #AlocasiaAddicts #PlantProblems #DragonScaleAlocasia #Alocasia #PlantRX
4โ€ pot with drainage
Last watered 1 week ago
@LaSiguanaba Hi Rose Red what are his general conditions like eg humidity, do you know how intense the light is eg light meter app Photone? I may end up dragon ๐Ÿ‰ a reply out so I am sure some else can help if I don't get back here. A very nice plant! Did he have his coffee this morning or did he spit it out? LOL ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜‰
@Seymour We are in a humid time of the year and my house usually hovers around 53% humidity. Iโ€™ve been thinking about getting some mini humidifiers for my pickier plants, but havenโ€™t done so yet. I havenโ€™t measured the lightโ€”itโ€™s bright but it IS an east facing window, so not ideal. Lighting is a problem in my houseโ€ฆ. ๐Ÿค”
@LaSiguanaba the reason I ask is that it is most likely not receiving enough light, water, or humidity issue and we need to work out which one or combination?
@Seymour No, it just appears to be the stems, the leaves seem unaffected. The stalks are very bowed over. He used to stand straight up and now heโ€™s slouching a lot.
@LaSiguanaba for a start that humidity might be a bit low for him, is there somewhere eg bathroom with more humility? Or if you look at a humidifier but they cost. I don't recommend misting, studies show not very effective as temporary and may affect his leaves..which we definitely don't want
@LaSiguanaba I think the light might be an issue, now all we need is the water to be an issue and we win the trifecta! LOL ๐Ÿ˜†
@LaSiguanaba They drop their leaves if there is not enough sunlight and as you say it may be less than ideal...
@Seymour See my problem is I love Alocasias but they seem finickyโ€”kinda like Pinky Gossemar, but with less flair and shorter eyelashes.
@Seymour If only I could rotate my house and make Oregon sunnier. Hmmmmโ€ฆ Iโ€™ll save that for AFTER coffee โ˜•๏ธ ๐Ÿคช
@LaSiguanaba and we may have a winner as overwatering can lead to a rotten stem so here's a watering guide I often suggest, not sure if you have seen it before? If you have, please accept my oversight. One last thing to consider tmand that is nutrients, have your fertilized?
@LaSiguanaba actually funny you should say rotating as it is a good idea to rotate him if you don't already...obviously to keep the growth even on all sides
@Seymour Iโ€™ve been so careful about trying not to overwater. I really donโ€™t think thatโ€™s it, but I suppose it might beโ€ฆ I need to find a better location for him, I just have few windows that get really good light. Plus it is an incredibly grey time of the year in my little corner of the world.
@LaSiguanaba as they say in the realty game location, location, location...I think that is largely whay it comes down to as the humidity at least needs to be higher...
@LaSiguanaba underwatering and they go into their dormancy period...
@Seymour Why are some plants such drama queens? ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ™„
@LaSiguanaba I know you say it may not be overwatering but I think the light issue might be resulting in overwatering and hence a wobbly plant but usually it can include yellow leaves
@LaSiguanaba because we love them
@LaSiguanaba the remedy could be as simple as just a bit more light which will lead to less water issues and if higher humidity then I really think he will pick up. And if you don't fertilizer, it is important to do so. But I will leave it there as someone may have had the exact same plant exhibiting the exact same presentation, etc..
@Seymour Thanks for all the infoโ€”itโ€™s very helpful! Time to look at humidifiers I guess, lol.๐Ÿ˜‚
@LaSiguanaba I l know Jess found a good one recently because I asked her about it...do you want the Amazon details? Or rather explore the exciting world of humidifiers. I know people talk about misting and I have no humidifier but I have a flowering nepenthes despite that but really for humidity, as the name suggests /a humidifier is best..almost a Mohammad Ali quip then LOL
@Seymour Sure, if you have an Amazon link to a good humidifier, Iโ€™d really appreciate it. Thanks Seymour!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
@LaSiguanaba I may take a little time, it's like a jungle in ๐Ÿ‘‚ I mean here, why would I ever say Ear LOL that was a giant mistake LOL ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜„
@LaSiguanaba I have this one for my office it was $20 and works great.. would recommend for a cheap solution and keeps it now at a good 65% humidity. Also has a decent size water tank so not having to refill after an hour

https://a.co/d/8PA34YX
@Macstracks Thanks for the tip! Iโ€™ve been wanting to get a couple mini humidifiers for some of my plantsโ€ฆ
@LaSiguanaba I snagged a few up and so far have been working like a champ without breaking the bank
@Macstracks I was literally looking at similar humidifiers a couple of days ago. Now that I keep buying alocasias I probably need to uo the humidity levels.
@LaSiguanaba ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ We all have a real problem here donโ€™t we โ˜ ๏ธโ˜ ๏ธ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€
@Macstracks Yes, the siren call of plantsโ€ฆ they draw you inโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜‡
@LaSiguanaba ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
@Macstracks My son gives me a hard time every time I bring home a new plant. And they just keep following me home!!! ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜
@LaSiguanaba ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ just like the Pipper luring all the children..but in your case itโ€™s plant babies ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Like Come Home Iโ€™ll take care oofff yooouuuuuu
@Macstracks I picked up 2 new CPs yesterday that needed helpโ€ฆ I need to figure out what to do with them now ๐Ÿ˜‚
@LaSiguanaba ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ OOHHH WHAHHHHH They look Great too!!! They would go right on the kitchen table..like pass the butter
@Macstracks yeah, the flytrap is a little floppy but he was only $6
@Macstracks I canโ€™t pass up a plant bargain ๐Ÿ˜‚
@LaSiguanaba hell no you canโ€™t ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
@LaSiguanaba I say BUY THEM ALLLLLL!!!
@Macstracks Right! Itโ€™s like freakin Pokรฉmon for adults!!! I caught a monstera yesterday!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚
@LaSiguanaba GOTTA COLLECT THEM ALL ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
@Macstracks damn right! ๐Ÿ˜‚
@LaSiguanaba ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
@Sup
2M ago
Maybe change soils so the soil is not so damp. And make sure to keep an eye on the plant, this is what Iโ€™m thinking, and I hope your plant gets better.:)๏ฟผ๏ฟผ๏ฟผ๏ฟผ
@Sup Thanks! I hope I can figure out whatโ€™s going on.