Alocasia Melo – Picture shows in a 4″ nursery pot
Light: Med – Bright
Water: 10 – 15 Days
Pet Friendly: No
Alocasia melo thrives in medium to bright indirect light. You can also grow them in low light. However, the growth of the plant will be slower and watering will be less frequent. Please let the top 1 inch of the soil dry between watering. The watering is somewhat between 10 – 15 days as every house is different in terms of heat, humidity, and light. It is highly recommended to use room temperature water to water your plants as we do not want to shock the roots with hot or cold water. Alocasias are tropical plants and love high humidity. A regular misting will make the plant very happy and healthy.
The alocasia melo is an uncommon houseplant featuring deep metallic silver foliages with prominent ridges that are shaped similar to an arrowhead. This alocasia is native to Sabah and Borneo. When mature, this plant will reach a height of 2 feet when kept indoors. With the proper growing condition and care, this is a fairly easy houseplant to successfully grow indoors.
Alocasias are popular indoor houseplants because of their strikingly beautiful foliage. Alocasia is a genus of broad-leaved, rhizomatous, or tuberous perennial flowering plants from the family Araceae. There are 97 accepted species native to tropical and subtropical Asia and Eastern Australia. Around the world, many growers widely cultivate a range of hybrids and cultivars. To learn more about Alocasias, please click here.
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Alocasia melo is not pet-friendly. You can find a wide range of pet-friendly plants on our website.