Alicosia polly - Knowledgebase Question

cypress, Ca
Question by caremow
October 7, 2009
I have had three of these plants in the last couple of years. The last two are dying one leaf at a time!!

Answer from NGA
October 7, 2009


Alocasias are beautiful foliage plants for lower light areas. They need warm temperatures and good light especially during the wintertime. When put under environmental stress they can lose leaves and go into dormancy. If this happens, just stop watering and allow the tuber to rest. In early spring begin watering again and new foliage will emerge from the tuber. Good light in the winter, warm temperatures above 65? and allowing the soil to dry a little between watering will keep them growing.

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