Chantrieri (Alocasia)

Plant Care Instructions*

Varieties: 

Alocasia Chantrieri‘s dark rubbery foliage emerges a deep inky blue. The leaves harden off to a deep green grey shade with an intense maroon underside.  

Plant Care*:

Temperature
Ideal temperatures should be approximately 65-75ºF + (18-24ºC +)... closer to 70ºF is best. Grown outside Alocasia must be brought inside when temperatures drop below 55ºF.

Light
Bright light, but no direct sunlight and shaded for a good part of the day in the summer, if it's warm and humid enough. When growing inside, supplemental light and humidity would be appreciated and encourage new, quicker growth.

Watering
Like other thick-leaved Alocasia, allow to fully dry between watering. Jewel Alocasia are far less tolerant of moist soil than the other thinner leaf varieties. Good drainage is key.

Soil
Use a chunky, fast draining media.

Fertilizer
Feed with a diluted balanced fertilizer from spring every 2 weeks and stop at the end of August then start again at the beginning of spring. Can be top-dressed with worm castings.

Re-Potting
These can be re-potted every spring but only use a pot one size bigger if it's become very root bound.

Humidity
These plants like slightly higher humidity levels than many other plants. You may need to raise the humidity levels in a room artificially by placing the plant in a humidity tray with pebbles or use a humidifier.

* Standard care recommendations - you may need to adjust based on your home or office environment.

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