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Posted 7M ago by @HelpfulCorncob

Fading pattern
I recently bought this alocasia plant and love how it looks. But one leaf seems to be fading and it’s soft. All the other leaves look great! Could this be a sign that I need to repot or am I over watering?
2” pot
Last watered 6 months ago
You can’t overwater these. This is a Colocasia ‘Hilo Beauty’ which can be grown in up to 6 inches of standing water. I have my plant in a cache pot that I keep constantly full of water. I would check your plant for spider mites. If you notice webbing you’ll want to treat the plant with neem or an insecticidal soap. I use dish soap and water in a spray bottle because my Colocasias are pest magnets and it’s a gentle way to control them.

As for your question on repotting, how do the roots look? If the plant is rootbound and dries out quickly I would repot in a rich, moisture retaining medium with plenty of organic matter. Have no fear, these are resilient plants.
I have one of these & mine is super finicky. The advice above is great. I’d also mention making sure to keep the humidity high. They don’t like dry environments so much.
@egotopia how often do you water yours?
I fill up the cache pot once a week or whenever I notice that all of the water has been absorbed by the plant. I never let it dry out

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