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Jun 13, 2020 1:32 AM CST

Hello everyone,

I have an Alocasia elephant that I purchased about 3 weeks ago. When it arrived it had one yellowish leaf that soon deteriorated and I cut it off at the base. There was a leaf unfurling but has not completely unfurled... now another leaf is turning yellow. I checked the roots and it's extremely rootbound. Should I repot it now or will it further traumatize the plant? I'm thinking the roots are not able to supply the plant with nutrients because it's so rootbound? I understand that sometime this plant will lose lower leaves but the new leaf not unfurling is an indication that something isn't right.

It sits in a couple of feet away from south facing window, no direct sun but good light...Humidity is about 50-60 percent. I water it when the top inch feels dry, so I haven't had to water it that much...
So should I repot it ? Any other tips appreciated.
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Jun 13, 2020 6:05 AM CST
Name: Gina
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IMO that plant is severely under potted. I would repot now. What size is that pot? Is that a 1 gallon? Or a 3?
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Jun 14, 2020 9:36 AM CST

Gina1960 said:IMO that plant is severely under potted. I would repot now. What size is that pot? Is that a 1 gallon? Or a 3?


It's 20 cm, I did check the roots and there's almost no soil... So I'm assuming I should repot it?
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Jun 14, 2020 10:42 AM CST
Name: Gina
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Jun 14, 2020 11:25 AM CST
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If there isn't much soil remaining in the pot, the roots of your Alocasia are likely drying too quickly which is the cause of the yellowing leaves. You can either add more soil to the pot, or as Gina suggested, repot into a larger container. I'd go with the larger container.
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Jun 14, 2020 9:57 PM CST

Gina1960 said:IMO that plant is severely under potted. I would repot now. What size is that pot? Is that a 1 gallon? Or a 3?


It's 20 cm, I did check the roots and there's almost no soil... So I'm assuming I should repot it?
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Jun 14, 2020 11:34 PM CST

plantladylin said:If there isn't much soil remaining in the pot, the roots of your Alocasia are likely drying too quickly which is the cause of the yellowing leaves. You can either add more soil to the pot, or as Gina suggested, repot into a larger container. I'd go with the larger container.


Thanks so much! Repotting it is!
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