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Alocasia Cucullata (Hooded Dwarf Elephant Ear) Plant

Alocasia Cucullata (Hooded Dwarf Elephant Ear) Plant

Regular price Rs. 249.00
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All measurements are presented as a range because each plant is unique; its size and shape vary with the season.
4"inches pot and Plant height -: 8"-12" inches
6"inches pot and Plant height -: 18"-24" inches
8"inches pot and Plant height -: 24"-36" inches with busy plant

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Alocasia Cucullata - Plants

Alocasia cucullata, also known as the hooded dwarf elephant ear or Chinese taro, is a tropical plant native to Southeast Asia. It is known for its large, arrow-shaped leaves that are green on the top and purple on the bottom. The leaves are attached to long, slender stems that emerge from a short, underground stem called a rhizome.

Chinese taro is a popular houseplant due to its attractive leaves and easy care requirements. It thrives in bright, indirect light and prefers well-draining soil that is kept consistently moist, but not waterlogged. It is also important to fertilize the plant regularly with a balanced fertilizer.

While Chinese taro is generally easy to care for, it is toxic to pets if ingested, so it is important to keep it out of reach of animals. It is also sensitive to changes in temperature and humidity, so it is best to keep it in a stable environment.

Overall, Alocasia cucullata is a beautiful and low-maintenance plant that can add a tropical touch to any home.

  • Light: Place your Alocasia Cucullata in bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.
  • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry, and ensure good drainage to prevent root rot.
  • Temperature: Maintain a warm environment between 65-80°F (18-27°C). Avoid cold drafts or extreme temperature fluctuations.
  • Soil: Use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix. A mix with perlite or orchid bark works well.
  • Fertilizer: Feed your plant every 2-4 weeks during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.
  • Pruning: Trim yellow or damaged leaves close to the base of the stem. This will promote new growth.

Note: Plant may slightly differ from shown image depending on Season and growth pattern

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