Alocasia micholitziana 'Frydek' is often called 'Alocasia Green Velvet' due to the velvety appearance of the large arrow-shaped leaves. They originate in South-East Asia and can grow between 2 and 3 foot in height. Alocasia are part of the Araceae family, their inflorescence is a spadix and spathe.
This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.
Height: Approximately 50cm from base of pot
How do you care for Alocasia micholitziana?
Care for Alocasia micholitziana by keeping in moderate to warm temperatures between 18 and 24°C. Alocasia micholitziana can be kept in shady conditions if you choose, ensure that it is kept away from bright light. During the spring and summer water the plant thoroughly when the top soil starts to become slightly dry to the touch. Cut right back on watering during winter. Use a diluted balanced feed (about half the strength recommended on the bottle) once every 2 weeks during the growing season.
Why is my Alocasia ‘Frydek’ drooping?
Alocasia ‘Frydek’ leaves can become top-heavy over time, the plant will often right itself over time, so action is not usually required to remedy this. However, if the plants’ leaves droop excessively then this could suggest the plant is not receiving enough light or nutrients. Drooping leaves can also suggest that the plant is being over or under-watered. Staking the plants leaves can offer support whilst it recovers.
How do you propagate Alocasia ‘Frydek’?
Propagate Alocasia ‘Frydek’ first by removing the entire plant from its container.
Gently remove the soil from the roots with a blunt tool, like a pair of chopsticks.
Assess the plant and find a section of the plan that has multiple bulbs, then divide this from the plant.
Repot your mother plant and pot the divided section into a new container with the same potting mix.
Generously water the divided plant to encourage root growth and diminish stress on the plant.
Why are my Alocasia micholitziana leaves turning yellow?
If your Alocasia micholitziana are turning yellow then this could suggest that the plant has been given either too much or too little water. Root rot can occur when a plant is overwatered. Brown spots or edges on leaves are indicative of insufficient humidity, or a lack of watering.
Can you root Alocasia micholitziana in water?
You can root Alocasia micholitziana in water as a form of propagation, when either using cuttings or division. Place cuttings in water to encourage growth of roots before planting in pots. If propagating by division, then clean of any soil from the divided plant before placing it in a vase and fill with water. Make sure to leave it in a spot with plenty of indirect sunlight.
If you’re choosing to keep the plant rooted in water then the water should be changed every few months, fertilizer can also be mixed into the water to encourage growth.
Should you mist Alocasia micholitziana?
Mist Alocasia micholitziana as often as possible to ensure optimal humid conditions. If the plant exhibits signs that it is lacking in humidity (such as brown spots or edges on the leaves) increase humidity by placing it on a tray filled with pebbles and water. Be sure the plant is sitting on the pebbles and not in the water. You can also increase the humidity by placing a small humidifier near the plant or grouping plants together.