Alocasia Melo

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Alocasia Melo or also known as Alocasia Rugosa is an exotic plant native to Southeast Asian forests, which tends to grow in rocky terrain, unlike any other Alocasias. It has greenish-blue jade leaves and thick with rough textures which making it unique and eye catching addition to your collection.

Lighting

In their natural habitat, direct sunlight is filtered by taller trees and plants, and that is why its important not to give it direct sunlight. Indirect and bright light is the best for Alocasia Melo, find a spot few feet away from north or east facing window.

Temperature

They love warm temperature 18C-29C. Never let the temperature dropped below 10C.

Watering 

Alocasia Melo grows around the stones which means they don't like much water around their feet. Water when the top 2 inches of soil is dry and never let them completely dry out.

Humidity

The country it originates from has high humidity. For this plants, it needs moisture in the air, so try to keep the humidity around 70% if possible.

Soil

Coming from rocky terrain, you want to opt for aerated and fast draining soil for Alocasia Melo. Try our soilless aroid mix!

Fertiliser

Alocasia Melo aren't hungry for nutrients but still loves a good feed, for that reason i chose to feed them weakly weekly and dilute further more in winter. Opted for urea free and salt free fertiliser like Growth Technology

Alocasia is not pet safe.

Pro tip: If the temperatures drop too low (consistently below 15C), Alocasia can go dormant, but don't worry they will bounce back better when the weather starts warming up. You can leave them in soil but avoid watering. Try to put them in hanging basket or macrame for a different look.

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NOTE: The pictures are for indication only. We will pack these incredibly carefully and with utmost care, however they are delicate and these plants are shipped at the buyers risk. We really recommend to keep them on heat mat and propagation box after you receive it and throughout its first winter.