Plants for sale are Alocasia "Nigra" plants. Each plant I offer is Hybridized and grown from tissue cultures to be a disease free exact replica of the mother plant. Plants for sale are between 5-16" tall. Alocasia Nigra has wide leaves that are dark green on their surface and a metallic black color on the underside with edges that are ruffled and indented plants start out green and turn black with time. Plants reach 3-5' in height. Huge elephant-ear type leaves which normally point to the heavens add lots of focal impact in the tropical garden and summer patio containers; native to tropical S. and S.E. Asia, these great plants sway and 'sing' a special song in the warm, mid-late summer breezes; tall. We recommend using only Bio Spectrum organic fertilizer. Ships to the continental United States only.
How to grow Alocasia,
Alocasia soil requirements and planting instructions, Mix together the following: 50 percent potting soil; 20 percent peat moss; 20 percent orchid bark with charcoal; 10 percent shredded sphagnum moss and a handful of perlite. Place this mixture in a pots, beds or garden and plant your alocasia. Proper site preparation ensures years of growth and once established they will not require weed control. Strong growth will Soil Ph should be around 5.6-7.0 light conditions, When making a site selection keep your plant in an area that has bright indirect light, but not direct sunlight. Plants will produce large fragrant flowers. Alocasia plant care, If using drip irrigation allow soil to dry slightly between waterings. Do not over water any members of the alocasia family. Alocasia fertilizer, this heavy feeder every three weeks during the warmer months with a one half-strength fertilizer with a balanced N-P-K ratio or 20-20-20. Alocasia pests and disease, Pests or diseases are few and far between. When planting to avoid crown rot, stem rot and other fungal diseases keep your alocasia fairly dry. Alocasia are also referred to as Giant taro, Ape plant, Elephant Ear, Ape flower, Elephant’s Ear Plant, Night-scented Lily, New Guinea Shield, and Taro. Colocasia are benerally grown from side shoots vs seeds. There are hundreds of varieties of Alocasia. Florida Hill Nursery is your internet source for buying rare plants and fruit trees. Our online Plant selection ensures the best selection of internet plants available. Ceck out our wide selection of other tropical plants, subtropical plants and norther temperate climate plants. Buy 1 plant or tree and recieve free shipping on the next three plants or trees using *best way shipping. Our online selection of rainforest tropicals and fruit trees can add a piece of the tropics to your back yard, greenhouse, patio or garden.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 16 September, 2010.