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Alocasia macrorrhiza Stingray

Alocasia macrorrhiza Stingray

Care: moderate

Pot in cm: 12

Height in cm: 40

Position: bright and warm spot, no direct sunlight

Soil:  well-draining potting compost

Watering: regular watering not allowing to dry up but not letting be waterlogged either 

Pot covers: choose a 14 cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot.

The Alocasia macrorrhiza Stingray leaves are large and uniquely shaped in the form of a stingray as the names suggest. Its stems are speckled adding further interest to this tropical plant. It's a real centerpiece plant for any indoor garden.

The Alocasia originally found in Malaysia and Borneo. its is from aroid family Araceae and is related to many other common houseplants

Prefers bright and warm location but no direct sunlight as it will scorch leaves. Do not allow the soil to dry out. This plant does best in higher humidity.
Interestingly Alocasia goes into dormancy where leaves will die but after rest period will spring back to life. During this time less watering is required as plant is in a restful mode and its roots are not uptaking water as much.

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