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Sunny Southern California (Zone 10b)
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Sproquita
May 14, 2019 12:05 PM CST
Hi! I bought an Alocasia Zebrina on Etsy and have had it since 4/10/19.
The longest stem is about 7". I think the stems have grown a bit but no new leaves or leaf growth. I cut the leaf tips which were yellow about a week after the plant arrived.

I'd appreciate your advice on growing this plant.

I put it in a 4" pot in 50/50 mix potting soil and perlite. I placed it about 10 ft. from a South facing glass door which gets dappled light. About 2 weeks ago, I bought a humidifier and use that a few days a week for about 4 hours in the morning. Yesterday, I moved it outside where it gets North and east dappled light and more humidity.

Any ideas? Should I buy a grow light and bring it back inside?
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Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
May 14, 2019 2:38 PM CST
Get it back inside before it burns up! Outdoor sun is many times more intense than indoor light. An indoor location just beyond the direct rays of the sun is best. That would be about 4-6 feet from the south window.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
Contact me directly at [email protected]
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Sunny Southern California (Zone 10b)
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Sproquita
May 14, 2019 5:48 PM CST
WillC said:Get it back inside before it burns up! Outdoor sun is many times more intense than indoor light. An indoor location just beyond the direct rays of the sun is best. That would be about 4-6 feet from the south window.


OK. I brought it back in and placed it about 6 ft from the south window. Thanks! I appreciate your help.
Sunny Southern California (Zone 10b)
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Sproquita
May 14, 2019 5:49 PM CST
Sproquita said:

OK. I brought it back in and placed it about 6 ft from the south window. Thanks! I appreciate your help.


Name: Will Creed
NYC
Profess plant consultant & educator
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WillC
May 15, 2019 1:16 PM CST
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Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
Contact me directly at [email protected]
I now have a book available on indoor plant care

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