Alocasia Chantrieri is a rare variety with a dark emerald-green top and a reddish-purple underside, as well as a hint of light silvery-green in the veins of the foliage. This plant is a must have for rare plant collectors and will surely become a centerpiece no matter where you choose to display it.
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Height: 12in - 36in
Spread: 8in - 20in
Light: Bright indirect
Zone: 10 - 11
Pet Safe: These plants are toxic if ingested. Keep away from pets and children.
General Maintenance: These can be repotted every spring into a pot one size bigger, if it's become very root bound. This plant is usually propagated by dividing when it is being repotted.
Temperature: This plant is quite partial to warmer temperatures. Try to maintain temperatures between 18ºC - 24ºC.
Light: Ensure that your plant has bright light, but not direct sunlight. During the summer, ensure it has a fair amount of shade during part of the day if your house is quite warm/humid. These plants can tolerate some variation in light levels, but will do their best in partial, filtered light.
Watering: Water in small amounts, but often. Ensure the soil remains consistently moist (but not soggy). Water much less during the winter. These plants also enjoy above-average humidity levels, so consider using a pebble tray or a humidifier.
Soil: Use a fast draining, peat-based potting mix.
Fertilizer: Utilize a diluted, balanced fertilizer every two weeks from spring until the end of August.
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