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Questions About African Mask Plant

Asked by
radarlove on
January 24, 2011

Q. 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?

Answered by
Heather on
January 24, 2011
Certified Expert
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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

Q. 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.

Answered by
Heather on
March 18, 2012
Certified Expert
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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

Q. 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.

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
December 1, 2013
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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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Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
November 15, 2013
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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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