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Alocasia Plumbae

Alocasia Plumbae "Flying Squid Care & Maturity

July 20, 2022

Alocasia Plumbae or "Flying Squid" is a fun plant with spooky and unusual leaves. It’s also considered to be one of the more rare plants to care for in the alocasia family. This alocasia only grows up to 1 foot tall and has a life-span of about 5 years. It has tiny leaves at the end of each green and burgundy petiole that are shaped like squid tentacles, hence its name.

Watering: Check weekly, water if top 30-50% of soil is dry. Prefers underwatering to overwatering.
Light Requirements: Medium to bright indirect sunlight.
Humidity Needs: 60-70%
Soil Preference: 
A well draining potting mix is ideal. 20% perlite added to a standard potting mix is recommended.
Use a balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer. Cease feeding in winter months. We recommend Grow, Kelp, or Fish Emulsion.
Pot up 2" in Spring or Summer when plant becomes root bound.
Pet Safe: No
Common Issues:
Keep an eye out for common plant pests that love the humidity levels of alocasias. Most susceptible to root rot due to overwatering.

Mature Alocasia Plumbae

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