Alocasia Gageana 110 cm

Alocasia Gageana 110 cm

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 Alocasia Gageana features large, glossy, heart-shaped leaves that have a silvery-green color with prominent dark green veins.

The leaves are thick and leathery, giving them a unique texture. The undersides of the leaves are typically a rich purple color, adding to its ornamental value.

The plant can grow up to 2 to 3 feet (60 to 90 cm) in height, making it an eye-catching addition to any indoor space.

Light: Alocasia Gageana thrives in bright, indirect light. It prefers bright, filtered sunlight but should be protected from direct exposure to intense, harsh sunlight. Placing it near a north or east-facing window where it can receive bright, indirect light is ideal.

Watering: This plant prefers moist soil but doesn't appreciate sitting in waterlogged conditions. It's important to water it thoroughly and allow the top few inches of the soil to dry out between waterings. It's always best to check the moisture level of the soil with your finger before watering again. Be cautious not to overwater, as this can lead to root rot.

Humidity: Alocasia Gageana thrives in high humidity environments. It appreciates moist air, so it's beneficial to provide additional humidity by using methods such as misting the leaves with water or placing a tray filled with water near the plant. Placing it in a bathroom or using a humidifier in the vicinity can also help maintain the desired humidity levels.

Temperature: This plant prefers warm temperatures ranging between 65 to 80°F (18 to 27°C). Avoid exposing it to temperatures below 60°F (15°C), as it is sensitive to cold drafts. It's important to keep it away from air conditioning units, windows with drafts, or areas with significant temperature fluctuations.

Toxicity: Alocasia Gageana is toxic to humans and pets if ingested. The plant contains calcium oxalate crystals, which can cause irritation and discomfort if consumed. Therefore, it's advisable to keep it out of reach of children and pets and handle it with care to avoid contact with the sap.

Origin: The exact origin of Alocasia Gageana is not clear. However, it is part of the Alocasia genus, which is native to tropical and subtropical regions of Asia and Australia. It is commonly cultivated as a houseplant in various parts of the world due to its attractive foliage.

This plant is supplied in nursery plastic pot: Ø - 22 cm x h -19cm (decorative pot is not included)