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Alocasia Stingray

Alocasia Stingray

£14.99Price

40cm Height / 14cm Pot

SKU: alo016
    • The Alocasia Stingray is a stunning plant that is sure to impress any plant enthusiast. With its distinctive, arrow-shaped leaves that resemble the wings of a stingray, this plant is both beautiful and intriguing. The Alocasia Stingray is native to Southeast Asia and is a member of the Araceae family.
    • 40cm in height. 
    • 14cm pot.
    • Alocasia Stingray is a tropical plant known for its unique stingray-shaped leaves. It requires specific care to thrive in the UK, which has a cooler and more temperate climate. Here's a guide to help you keep Alocasia Stingray healthy and happy:
    • Light: Alocasia Stingray prefers bright, indirect light. It does not tolerate direct sunlight, which can scorch its leaves. Place the plant near a window that receives filtered sunlight or in a bright room with plenty of natural light.

    • Water: Water the plant once a week, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. Do not let the soil become waterlogged, as this can lead to root rot. Use room-temperature water and avoid getting water on the leaves, as this can cause fungal disease.

    • Humidity: Alocasia Stingray requires high humidity. The UK's climate is generally dry, so you may need to increase humidity levels by placing a humidifier near the plant, using a pebble tray, or misting the leaves.

    • Temperature: Alocasia Stingray prefers warm temperatures between 18-25°C. Avoid placing it near drafts or cold windows.

    • Soil: Alocasia Stingray requires well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. Use a good-quality potting mix that contains perlite, vermiculite, or sand.

    • Fertilizer: Feed the plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer every two weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) to encourag growth.

    • Pruning: Remove any damaged or yellow leaves to keep the plant looking its best.

    • Repotting: Alocasia Stingray requires repotting every 1-2 years, depending on its growth rate. Choose a pot that is 2-3 inches larger in diameter than the current one, and use fresh potting mix.

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