Plant Care – Alocasia ‘Frydek’
Light: Alocasia Frydek does best in bright, indirect light. It can be quite sensitive to light intensity and can suffer when it either gets too much or too little light. Aim to place your Alocasia Frydek somewhere in your home where the light is bright enough to cast a shadow but is out of direct. May consider to place it under a plant with big foliages which can reduce direct sunlight such as the plants from the Monstera genus.
More than 1-2 hours of direct sunlight per day will normally result in leaf scorching and brown edges or tips on the leaves. Considering the beauty of the leaves is the key attraction, we would advise keeping your Alocasia Frydek completely out of direct sunlight if possible.
In insufficient light, Alocasia Frydek will grow very slowly, taking a long time to grow new leaves. Alocasias also have a tendency for the lower leaves to turn yellow as they age, so a plant that is not growing sufficiently can soon look sickly and sparse. Alocasia are also more prone to overwatering in low light conditions as the soil will take longer to dry out.
Water: Water your Alocasia thoroughly and make sure that the soil is evenly moist. Water your plant whenever the top inch of the soil is dry to the touch, and make sure to water till some water flows through the pot’s drainage holes. Just like many other plants, Alocasias do not do well with wet feet. Do not overwater your plant, and watch out for signs of leaves turning yellow and limp.
Soil: Plant in well draining, but fertile soil. We recommend a mix of 60% peat, 30% perlite, and 10% compost or worm castings.
Humidity Requirement: Medium to High Humidity. We try to maintain humidity above 50%. Leaves can develop brown tips or edges if humidity is too low.
Fun fact about Alocasia ‘Frydek’: Alocasia itself is a genus of 70 different species. Frydek is an Elephant’s Ear variation that is also called the Green Velvet Alocasia. The Alocasia Frydek dark green to black leaves with prominent lateral veins that are a bright white
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