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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?
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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.
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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