Alocasia wentii is part of the Araceae family and it is thought to be a cultivated hybrid of unknown origin. This plant has large cordate shaped leaves with a purple underside. A.wentii foliage is arranged in rosettes, the large cordate leaves pointing upwards with a purple underside.
Pot: 19cm pot
Height: Approximately 65cm from base of pot.
Secrets to success
Temperature: Ideally 18-22°C.
Light: This plant appreciates short periods of full sun to partial shade.
Water: Alocasia wentii prefer a moist soil, allow them to dry a little in between waterings.
Air humidity: Above average humidity, over 65%
Fertilising: Feed once a month during the spring and summer, no need to feed in winter. Alocasia have a dormant period where leaves will fade and die - do not be alarmed when this happens. During this period, the plants will require less water, so simply moisten the soil from time to time and keep your plant warm.
This plant is toxic. Sap is a skin and eye-irritant.