African Mask Plant

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  1. Alocasia Amazonica Has Spots
  2. care tips for african masks?
  3. My African Mask plant has leaves that are curling
Asked by radarlove on January 24, 2011
Alocasia Amazonica Has Spots

African mask alocasia amazonica has spots on every leaf. It is now blooming. Its on a water tray for humidity, I mist the leaves, it’s in filtered light. what else can I do?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It sounds like it might have a fungus. Treat the plant with fungicide and when you water, do not get water on the leaves. Water the soil only.

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Asked by JasonSM on March 16, 2012
Care Tips for African Masks?

I have close to 30 houseplants all healthy. However, I have killed 3 African masks and none of the tips I’ve gotten online have helped. As this is a favorite plant in my family, any information would be appreciated.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

African Masks are a type of caladium. They like bright indirect light, consistently damp soil and high humidity. In my experience, what typically kills African Masks is a lack of humidity. If you feel that they are getting enough humidity, light might be the issue.

For me, these plants do best if they spend some time outdoors in the summer in a shady spot.

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Asked by formby on November 13, 2013
My African Mask Plant Has Leaves That Are Curling

The plant appears to be healthy but the edges of the leaves are curling up. Can you tell me why? This is a houseplant.

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theficuswrangler

Alocasia is a "houseplant," it's true, but it is not an easy one, as the article says. Nor is it a beginner's plant. If you're interested in getting into houseplants, some easier plants with interesting foliage are sanseveria, aglaonema, and dieffenbachia. After you've had some success with more adaptable plants, give the alocasia another try.

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AnnsGreeneHaus

Alocasia's love heat, humidity and high light. Without plenty of each, you will see leaf edge burn. This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/alocasia-plant/growing-african-mask-plant.htm

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