- Alocasia macrorrhizos 'Stingray'
Alocasia macrorrhizos 'Stingray'
Caring for your new leafy green friends
Please don’t put me on or close to a radiator, the heat will dry me out.
Take me out of any ceramic pots when watering to stop my roots rotting.
I need light to survive. Please give me light!
I don’t like draughts! Keep me away from any cold spots in the house.
Alocasia macrorrhizos is a part of the Araceae family and is found across IndoMalesia and Oceania, it's not clear where, if anywhere, this species occurs truly wild. ‘Stingray’ is a cultivar that is potentially an aberrant form of Alocasia macrorrhiza.
Genus name comes from the Greek ‘a’ meaning without and ‘locasia’ meaning lotus root.
Pot: ø 12cm.
Height: Approximately 40cm from base of pot.
Light: Bright indirect light, meaning the plant sees the sun for 0-4 hours per day - this could be through trees or a translucent curtain, it’s important for the plant to see the sky in order to thrive. Alocasia can handle a few hours of direct sunlight per day.
Water: Alocasia prefer evenly moist soil, providing that the plant is receiving appropriate light, water when the top inch of mix has dried out. Before watering, aerate the potting mix with a few pokes of a skewer or blunt stick, pour water slowly over the top and allow the water to pass through the drainage holes.
Potting mix: A well draining mix composed of coco coir, perlite or vermiculite, orchid bark and worm castings.
Fertilising: Feed your plant each to every other watering during the growing season or when you observe active growth. You can dilute fertiliser to half the recommended amount but never add more.
Temperature: Ideally 18-29°C.
Humidity: Alocasia would prefer higher humidity. You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a watered pebble tray or using a humidifier.
Alocasia are toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.
How do you care for Alocasia macrorrhizos 'Stingray'?
Care for Alocasia macrorrhizos ‘Stingray’ by keeping it well draining potting mix whilst being exposed to filtered light. Ensure the plant is kept in warm humid conditions (above 18°C ), water regularly during the growing season and feed with fertiliser every other watering.
Why is my Alocasia macrorrhizos 'Stingray'?
If your Alocasia macrorrhizos 'Stingray' plant begins to droop, it is possible 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 where it is placed already. You can choose to stake its stems to offer stability until it recovers.
Is the Alocasia macrorrhizos 'Stingray' plant safe for cats?
All Alocasia plants, including the Alocasia macrorrhizos 'Stingray' plant contain insoluble oxalate crystals within their leaves and stems. If the plant is ingested by either 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 macrorrhizos 'Stingray'?
Alocasia macrorrhizos 'Stingray' can be propagated by division like most Alocasia. 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 macrorrhizos 'Stingray' leaves turning yellow?
If your Alocasia macrorrhizos '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 using a humidifier.
Delivery & Returns
Please be aware that your plant may vary from the picture as this is a living item. Variations of shape and colour are perfectly natural and to be expected. We will send you a plant as close to the picture and description as possible. The picture shown is an example of what's in stock unless stated otherwise.
Our plants are sent with a detailed care guide to help you look after them. You must provide the adequate conditions to keep them alive.
Shipping & Delivery
We can only ship within the UK. Orders from abroad cannot be fulfilled and will be cancelled & refunded.
We pack and ship all orders on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to prevent plants waiting in transit over the weekend.
We do send all our plants via next day delivery, however couriers can sometimes take longer.
We guarantee our plants 14 day from receipt. We guarantee to send happy and healthy plants, however, it is your responsibility to care for them and we cannot be held responsible for neglect or mis care. Please send us a picture within 24 hours of receiving your plant and we'll help you out with your issue.
If returning your order, please keep all original packaging and use this to send the plant back to us. This will ensure the plant is kept as safe as possible on its return.
To allow the plant to acclimatise in its new home, there should be no repotting of the plant for a minimum of 14 days after receipt. If any plant has been repotted or a cutting has been taken then we are not able to accept returns.
We are happy to replace your plant if it is very badly damaged in transport. The loss of a leaf in transport on a healthy plant should not generally be cause for any concern. We cannot give a refund for snapped leaves.