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Alocasia Gagaena California elephant ear plant

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  • Product Code:70
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Plants for sale are Alocasia "Gagaena California" 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 Gagaena California is..

Plants for sale are Alocasia "Gagaena California" 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 Gagaena California is considered a dwarf elephant ear and can reach up to 4' in height. This variety can fill an area quickly and is a top choice as a landscape plant. Quite unique and very beautiful. We recommend using only *Bio Spectrum organic fertilizer located in our store. 


How to grow Alocasia Gagaena California


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    For specific growing instructions please visit http://alocasiaplants.com/how-to-grow-alocasia-plants.html

 
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. Soil Ph should be around 5.6-7.0

Plant Care

If using drip irrigation allow soil to dry slightly between watering. Do not over water any members of the alocasia family.


Light Conditions

When making a site selection keep your plant in an area that has bright indirect light, but not direct sunlight.

Fertilizer

Feed 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.

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 generally grown from side shoots vs seeds. There are hundreds of varieties of Alocasia.  Plants will produce large fragrant flowers.

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