Also known as Alocasia Green Velvet is a stunningly beautiful variety of Alocasia that has grown massively in popularity over the last few years. Like other Alocasias, keeping it thriving and looking its best can be a bit of a challenge. This article will cover all you need to know about Alocasia Frydek care to keep yours looking great.
Height: 3 ft tall
Spread: 2 - 3 ft wide
Zone: 9 - 11
Pet Safe: Extremely toxic to pets. This plant contains calcium oxalate crystals that cause swelling of the mouth, tongue, and upper respiratory. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Speak to a doctor or veterinarian immediately if ingested. Sever cases of poisoning can be fatal.
General Maintenance: Only repot when showing signs of being rootbound. Does better in a smaller pot, so be careful not to increase the pot size too much when repotting.
Temperature: Will thrive in temperatures of 18°C to 29°C. Avoid temperatures below 16°C as this can trigger dormancy
Light: Bright, indirect light. Avoid more than 1-2 hours of direct sunlight
Watering: Water once the top 1-2 inches of soil is dry. Water use varies widely during the year, so monitor theplant, rather than watering on a schedule
Soil: Well draining, but fertile. Recommended a mix of 60% Peat (or peat moss substitution), 30% perlite, and 10% compost or worm castings
Fertilizer: Alocasia Frydek benefits from regular fertilizer while actively growing. Use a water soluble fertilizer every month, or liquid fertilizer diluted once a week while watering