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Alocasia watsoniana

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Alocasia watsoniana

Alocasia watsoniana is a green tropical plant of the aroid family. The leaves could grow larger than half a meter. They are rounded, heart-shaped and accentuated by its prominent silver-colored veins. It is often grown as houseplant but flourishes in warmer greenhouses as well.

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Alocasia watsoniana
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Alocasia watsoniana Alocasia watsoniana
Plant type
foliage plant
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
<15 cm
Light
no direct sun
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
non-edible

Product info

Alocasia watsoniana is a terrestrial plant species that sprouts from a tuberous root in the soil. For every leaf this plant has a light-green petiole. Leaves can grow larger than half a meter, are rounded, V-shaped and are characterized by their almost white veins. Due to this feature, this plant is also called the skeleton plant. The basic coloration of the leaves is deep green at the front, the backside is a deep purple. The not spectacular eyeing inflorescence appears infrequently and looks similar to other aroids within this family. In some cases, this plant could lose all its leaves and could resprout from its tuber, after a rest period. Propagation is most often done by young offshoots from the base of the plant but is also possible with seed. This terrestrial plant originates from the humid tropical forest of Southeastern Asia.

Height:
20 cm
20 cm
Width:
10 cm
10 cm
Adult height:
<50 cm
<50 cm
Adult width:
<15 cm
<15 cm
Flower colour:
White
white
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:
Botanical
botanical
Natural habitat:
South-East Asia
South-East Asia
Altitude range:
0-1500 m
0-1500 m

Plant care

Alocasia watsoniana is not exceptionally difficult to grow successfully. Provide this plant with constant warm and humid conditions. It grows best with a temperature between 18 and 30 degrees Celsius and humidity not lower than 70% at all times. This species prefers indirect light and/or direct sunshine, but only in the morning. Shade this plant against mid-day and direct sunlight in summer while the leaves could burn by sunlight too intense. The soil should be humus-rich and moist retentive. Alocasia watsoniana should never dry out completely. Frequent waterings are key for this plant but do not let the soil become swampy. Provide a standard green plant fertilizer once a month when in the growing season.

Care:
Very easy
very 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:
No-pruning
no-pruning
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Air humidity at day:
80-100%
80-100%
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 2 years
after 2 years

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