Alocasia belongs to the Aronskelk family and grows in the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia. Especially at Borneo he is a lot and can be four meters high. There are 79 species known. Around the equator, the plant is grown for 28,000 years as food. The decorative plants are salted out of the eggervers, which are not edible, but very beautiful. Alocasia conquered the living room in the fifties and has a beautiful vintage vibe. These plants are also called Olifantsoor.
The plants thrive best with a constant moist soil. "S-winters a little less, summers eat more but rather no greetings at once. Alocasia also likes to be sprayed on a regular basis.
If you give the plant too much water, the alocacia expels the moisture and drops to the bites, this so-called "guttation" disappears by giving less water.
The alocasia thrives best in sunlight. Put the plant near a window. Too little light and the plant will allow its leaves to grow to the light.
The Alocasia in the growing season once a month supplying liquid nutrition. In winter, fertilization is not necessary.
Alocasia is the living plant of September 2017