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Alocasia wentii

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Alocasia wentii

Alocasia wentii 'Hardy elephant ear' is an exotic plant with green arrowhead-shaped leaves which have dark red undersides. The leaves are fairly large, about 30-40 centimeter. Alocasia is also known as 'elephant'S ear'.

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Alocasia wentii
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Alocasia wentii
Plant type
foliage plant
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
<100 cm
Light
no direct sun
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
non-edible

Product info

Alocasia wentii is a artificial crossbreed between Alocasia odora and Alocasia gageana from South-East Asia. The common name for the plant is 'Hardy elephant ear' and it is indeed rather hardy. Below 7 degrees Celsius the plant will go into a state of slumber and lose its leaves. After winter the plant comes back to life. The plant can reach up to 1-1,5 meter high. Like most Alocasias the plant has a so-called 'Drip tip' along which rainwater drips away neatly.

Height:
60 cm
60 cm
Width:
50 cm
50 cm
Adult height:
<100 cm
<100 cm
Adult width:
<100 cm
<100 cm
Flower colour:
Red
red
Flower period:
All year
all year
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Foliage plant
foliage plant
Growth habit:
Normal
normal
Properties:
Non-edible
non-edible
Growth rate:
Slow
slow
Araflora info:
No shipping
no shipping
Natural habitat:
South-East Asia
South-East Asia
Altitude range:
0-1500 m
0-1500 m

Plant care

Alocasia wentii is suitable for in the house or outdoors. Pick a bright spot out of direct sunlight. Keep its soil moist. Don'T let the soil dry out, regularly water it a little 'Preferably with low calcium lukewarm water'. Spray the leaf often to compensate for dry house air. Dry air or direct sunlight can make the leaves discolor. Cut those away; the plant will form new leaves on its own. In the growing season from April till September you can give the plant some extra nutrition once every month. Watch out to not overwater young plants; this can rot their roots.

Care:
Easy
easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
No direct sun
no direct sun
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Watering tips:
Free draining mixture
free draining mixture
Maintenance:
Can be pruned
can be pruned
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Water spraying:
No-water spraying
no-water spraying
Air humidity at day:
60-80%
60-80%
Air humidity at night:
60-80%
60-80%
Day temperature:
10-30 °C
10-30 °C
Night temperature:
12-18 °C
12-18 °C
Temperature max:
35 °C
35 °C
Temperature min:
15 °C
15 °C
Temperature:
< 15 °C
< 15  °C
Fertilize:
Little
little
Artificial light height:
20-40 cm
20-40 cm
Soil ph:
<5-8>
<5-8>
Soil type:
Peat
peat
Repotting:
After 1 year
after 1 year
 

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