Alocasia Odora Variegata
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This rare beauty is a great addition to any plant collection! Please keep in mind that all plants will look different.
Alocasia Odora Variegated Care
Alocasia Odora Variegated care requires moderate warmth and humidity to grow to its full potential. You can water and fertilize it according to its needs and repot it once a year. Grooming can be done every spring to stimulate new growth and make your plant look neater.
These plants like to be kept moist all through the year. You can soak them with water and then let them dry. Do not water it again until the top 2 to 3 centimeters seem dry to touch. You can use your finger to make sure it is the right texture or even use a moisture meter for accuracy. Make sure you keep them damp and moist, not wet and soggy. A water-clogged soil is the last thing you want for your Alocasia Odora Variegata.
It is recommended that you plant this species in a loose, well-drained potting mix with a loamy soil texture with a pH of 5.6 to 7.5 (acidic to neutral). Be very careful about the texture of your soil. Make sure it is not too sandy or too heavy. A soil that doesn’t drain well will not let your plant grow normally.
Ideally, these plants should be put under shade to full sunlight depending on the individual variety. If it has more green than white on its leaves, try to put it under brighter lights and lesser shade. These plants can tolerate a few hours of direct sunlight in the early mornings and late afternoons, but too much direct sunlight can burn and damage the plant’s foliage so make sure you don’t over-expose the plant to unfiltered sunlight.
If you don’t have a place indoors, you can either use a shade cloth to mellow the harsh rays of sunlight hitting the plant, or install artificial lights indoors.
This particular species prefers warm temperatures to live in, particularly between 60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Any lower than this can make the plant upset and stop its growth. So, make sure you shift it to a more suitable spot if the weather conditions start to shift. Also, refrain from putting these plants directly under or in front of a heater, a fan, or an air conditioner.