Alocasia Regal Shield
Alocasia Regal Shield has large sprawling dark green leaves with a stunning regal purple underside
Size: can reach up to 4-5 feet, with 2 foot wide leaves
Water: Alocasia prefer moist soil, allow the top 2 inches of soil to dry in between watering, if the leaves start to droop, it’s time to water, ensure plant has good drainage
Fertilizer: Alocasia are heavy feeders and prefer a regular bi-weekly fertilizer schedule, an all purpose or tropical fertilizer is preferred
Light: Bright indirect
Vulnerabilities: Alocasia are susceptible to spider mite and rot root, ensure good drainage and not overwatering will aid in both of these issues
Tips: Ensure there is higher humidity, Alocasia may go dormant in the winter time, if this happened and all the leaves fall off, check the root ball to ensure there is no rotting, if there isn’t, cut watering in half, and stop fertilizing, return to normal watering and fertilizing in April.