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Posted 1M ago by @BigOregonash

This just appeared on my beautiful Alocasia. I don't see...

5” pot with drainage
Last watered 6 days ago
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They get these spots pretty frequently when the water they release during guttation gets trapped on the edges, and turns into fungal issues. I always trim them off as they’ll never recover
When reading up on brown edges of Alocasia plants it says: The most common causes of browning in alocasia are disease, rust spots, overwatering, fertilization burn, and low humidity. You can revive your plant by remedying the issue.

Good aeration, proper watering habits, optimal temperature, bright/indirect light, and ideal humidity should prevent most of these predicaments. Here is the website: #How_to_Prevent_Browning_of_Alocasia_Leaves" target="_blank">https://gardenforindoor.com/alocasia-turning-brown #How_to_Prevent_Browning_of_Alocasia_Leaves
@CourtlyKingfern is right. The browning on the leaves with the yellow halo is a sign of bacterial leaf spot. Spray the leaves with neem oil to stop it from spreading.
πŸ’§Possible causes: (1) over-watering (the cause of root rot), (2) wetting the leaves, and (3) poor air circulation.
▫️If you use the finger- soil test before watering your plant, it will help prevent overwatering. The skin on your finger is a very sensitive moisture meter and its free. πŸ™‚ Only water your Black Velvet Alocasia when the top 2 inches of the soil feels dry (the 2nd knuckle=2 inches). Never let your plant sit in water that came out of the drainage hole, because that will cause overwatering too.
β€’ If the plant’s soil stays wet too long, your plant will become overwatered. So, consider using a chopstick or a popsicle to aerate the soil; or make several air pockets (holes) in the soil. This is also a sneaky way to insert soil amendments into the soil, like pumice or perlite. πŸ™‚
πŸ™ With a little TLC, your plant will make a speedy recovery.