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Alocasia boyceana

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Alocasia boyceana

Alocasia boyceana is a nice looking Upright Elephant Ear plant. It is an easy to care for plant that is also a rapid grower and therefore Araflora thinks Alocasia boyceana is a great addition to your urban jungle.

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Price: € 34.75
Alocasia boyceana
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Plant type
foliage plant
Place
indoor
Place
container plant
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
<70 cm
Light
no direct sun
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal

Product info

Alocasia boyceana is a tropical plant from the Araceae family. Alocasia plants are also known as the African Mask or Elephant ear plants, Alocasia boyceana especially is nicknamed as the Upright Elephant Ears plant due to the angle and shape of their leaves. Alocasia boyceana has as a rhizome growing structure and it will grow rapidly during the summer months. Alocasia plants can form a new leave every week during the warm summer months. Alocasia plants are native to the tropics of Asia. The leaves of Alocasia boyceana are acuminated at the end of the leave, the leaves are attached to the petiole almost at their centre. At their centre the leaves are split into two parts, and both sides grow alongside of the petiole and also acuminate at their ends. The leaves are coloured bright green and can have up to 5 or 7 primary clearly visible veins. The petioles of Alocasia boyceana are generally coloured pale with little brown spots, but the petioles can also be almost black or clearly green. One plant can have petioles with all those different colours. Araflora advises to place Alocasia boyceana at a place out of reach from pets and small children since they are toxic when ingested.

Height:
15 cm
15 cm
Width:
10 cm
10 cm
Adult height:
>100 cm
>100 cm
Adult width:
<70 cm
<70 cm
Flower colour:
Red
red
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Foliage plant
foliage plant
 

Plant care

While Alocasia boyceana is a tropical plant it thrives with a higher humidity level, therefore Araflora advises to mist the plant on a regular basis and it can be placed on a pebble tray with a small layer of water. Alocasia boyceana prefers bright but indirect light, be careful with exposing it to too much direct and bright sunlight since this might discolour or even scorch its beautiful foliage. It is important to keep the temperature above 15 degrees Celsius, so the preferable temperature range for this plant is from 15 to 27 degrees Celsius. Araflora provides Alocasia boyceana with a well-draining and a well-aerated soil mixture that has an pH of around 5.5 to 6.5. The soil should be kept moist but not get drenched since this can cause root rot. Watering is best done when the top few centimetres of the soil are dry to touch, reduce the watering frequency during the colder months. Alocasia boyceana will like to receive some regular liquid houseplant fertilizer bi-weekly from March to September. Araflora does advise to use only half of the recommended dosage of the fertilizer.

Care:
Very easy
very easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Place:
Container plant
container plant
Light:
No direct sun
no direct sun
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Watering tips:
Free draining mixture
free draining mixture
Watering tips:
Not standing in water
not standing in water
Maintenance:
Can be pruned
can be pruned
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
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:
< 15 °C
< 15  °C
Fertilize:
Little
little
Soil ph:
<5-8>
<5-8>
Soil type:
Peat
peat
Repotting:
After 2 years
after 2 years
 

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