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Mar 15, 2018 12:05 PM CST
My Alocasia regal plant (I think that's what it is - can anyone confirm?) has had 3 new blooms and all of them look gorgeous at first (white) but as soon as they open up, they shrivel up and then a yellow/Brown colour. After a few days of this happening, they're completely dead and crumble to the touch.
I'm at a loss as I keep the soil very moist (Level 3-4 on a moisture meter) and it's been roughly a foot away from a west facing window. I've tried a humidifier near it and adding plant lights (this is the light I'm using: Led Plant Grow Light Indoor, 15W Triple Head Plant Lights Lamp Growing Light Fixture for Indoor Plants Greenhouse Hydroponic Office with Desk Clip 360 Degree Flexible Gooseneck Triple Switch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077G9CHQH/) but no success.
Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong? I really appreciate any help!
Mar 15, 2018 12:07 PM CST
|I want to add that the colour in the photo looks pink-ish due to the plant light - it is a yellow colour with a little brown - thanks!|
Name: Will Creed
Prof. plant consultant & educator
Mar 15, 2018 12:24 PM CST
|It is hard to ID a plant without seeing a good photo of the entire plant.
Alocasia flowers only last for a few days in the best of circumstances. However, they should not turn brown as they opening. That suggests there is a soil moisture or possibly a light problem.
Allow the top half-inch of soil to become quite dry before adding any water. I suspect you are watering too soon.
"Partial light" is broadly defined by different people and it is usually not enough. Your Alocasia should be right in front of a north or east facing window and back a few feet from a south or west window. The plant light may or may not be adequate, depending on the type of bulb you are using, its wattage and the number of hours it is left on. Better to just use natural light when possible.
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