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Alocasia 'Melo'

Alocasia 'Melo'

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The Alocasia 'Melo' is a captivating houseplant celebrated for its striking arrowhead-shaped leaves that feature a vibrant, cheerful combination of deep green hues with eye-catching velvety seeming texture. 'Melo' Alocasia boasts an upright growth pattern with its sturdy stems. When fully mature, this Alocasia typically reaches a height of approximately 1-2 feet.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Alocasia rugosa 'Melo'

Common: Melo Alocasia, Rugosa Alocasia, Elephant Ears, Green Velvet Alocasia

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 65-75°F
  • Humidity: High
  • Water: When the top inch of soil is dry
  • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Well-Draining Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • Alocasias go dormant in winter, so don't be alarmed if growth slows down during this period.
  • To encourage your Alocasia to flower, provide it with optimal conditions and allow it to rest during the winter period.
  • If your Alocasia does flower, it's a sign that the plant is healthy and happy. However, if you are not interested in the flowers, you can simply remove them which will help redirect the plants energy into producing new leaves.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Araceae family, also known as the arum family, which is a large family of flowering plants that includes over 3,700 species.
  • Alocasias are native to tropical and subtropical regions oof Asia, the Pacific Islands, and Eastern Australia.
  • While Alocasias are grown for their beautiful leaves, they can also produce flowers that are not very showy and non-fragrant.
  • This plant has air purifying qualities and is believed to remove indoor pollutants like formaldehyde and benzene.
  • Unsafe / Toxic
  • Medium Maintenance
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