Alocasia ‘Stingray’ gets its common name from the fact that its leaves look like the tail and wings of the famous bottom-dwelling marine fish. Its stems are very similar to Alocasia Zebrina and it's just as easy to care for.
Pot: 12cm pot
This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.
How do you care for Alocasia ‘Stingray’?
Care for Alocasia ‘Stingray’ by keeping it free-draining potting mix whilst being exposed to filtered light. Ensure the plant is kept in warm humid conditions (above 16°C ), water regularly during the growing season and feed with fertiliser every 2 to 3 weeks. During the winter, cut back on waterings and ensure that the soil doesn't dry out.
Why is my Stingray plant drooping?
If your Stringray plant begins to droop, then this is a sign that you’re not giving it the right conditions to live in. Assess the amount of water it’s being given and consider moving it to a spot with more or less light, depending on your circumstances. You can choose to stake its stems to offer stability until it recovers.
Is the Alocasia ‘Stingray’ plant safe for cats?
All Alocasia plants, including the ‘Stingray’ plant contain insoluble oxalate crystals within their leaves and stems. If the plant is ingested by any animal or person, these crystals are released as a defence mechanism and can cause irritation to both the mouth and GI tract.
Can you propagate Alocasia ‘Stingray’?
Alocasia ‘Stingray’ can be propagated by division. Most Alocasia plants can be propagated by division. This involves cutting a piece of its rhizome (root) and potting it up in a moist potting mix. The new cutting should be kept warm and moist until new growth begins. You can cover the entire pot in a plastic bag to keep its conditions humid, but make sure it is exposed to plenty of light.
Why are my Alocasia ‘Stingray’ leaves turning yellow?
If your Alocasia ‘Stingray’ has yellow leaves then it’s likely that your plant is either too wet or too dry. Root or stem rot can occur when the plant has been overwatered. Brown spots or edges on leaves is a sign that the plant is not being given enough humidity. Sitting the plant on a tray of pebbles can help add some humidity, as well as occasional misting.