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.
Height: Approximately 50cm from base of pot
Secrets to success
Temperature: Ideally between 18 and 24°C. Light: This Alocasia is fairly tolerant to shade.
Water: 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.
Fertiliser: During spring until the end of summer use a diluted balanced feed (about half the strength recommended on the bottle) once every 2 weeks.
Humidity: To increase the humidity, place the plant 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.
This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.