Posted 10M ago by @kmaytender

What’s up with my alo?

My alo has lost almost all of its leaves and still losing more, the other two left are ones that have grown since I got her. I saved her from root rot because I wasn’t letting the reservoir go dry and since then i’ve done the shower method every day. She does have one new leaf pushing out but not sure what to do to make her happy! 🌱 #alocasia #AlocasiaPolly #leca #HappyPlants #PlantsMakePeopleHappy #PlantAddict
1ft to light, direct
5” pot with drainage
Last watered 7 months ago
Oh my I literally noticed similar issues on my poly yesterday. I think mine might have gotten a touch of sunburn and also got a bit dry in her leca. Is yours close to a light source?
I’m not familiar with LECA but I’ve read you need to add neutrients to it for the plants since there is no soil giving them nurishment. Maybe it needs more nourishment @kmaytender 🤷🏼‍♀️? I’m scared to try LECA because I feel I’d forget to nurish my plants. ☹️
@MorePlants13 a good gentle fertilizer is all you need when you top up the water. I was super nervous too but it’s actually been pretty straightforward. I have been told to rinse the leca every couple of months too but I don’t always do that lol
@NodeAbode I’m just 3 months into my new plant journey….I don’t think I’m quite ready for the LECA plunge just yet. 🤣🤣🤣 Still getting my plant legs. Maybe in the future though!! Thanks for the tip.
@NodeAbode it’s near an east facing window so it gets pretty indirect light
@NodeAbode ive fertilized it with Superthrive every time until now when I let the reservoir get dry
@kmaytender that’s what I use too and it seems to really enjoy it. Probably just a bit of stress from underwatering and it will be just fine.
@kmaytender super thrive fertilizer? Or the vitamins?
I am not sure if they are a good candidate for LECA… They like to totally dry out between watering… they are VERY susceptible to root rot.. 🪴🌵🏜️🦎