Alocasia Plants

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  1. my alocasia does not get new leaves
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  3. Care of Alocacia seedlings
  4. Bent stalks on Alocasia African Mask Plant
  5. African Mask Plant
  6. Black elephant ears
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Asked by lstankovic on November 11, 2013
My Alocasia Does Not Get New Leaves

My alocasia houseplant does not get new leaves. Existing leaves one by one turn brown on edges and then total leaf does. What to do?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

theficuswrangler

Get a different kind of plant.

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AnnsGreeneHaus

The following article should be helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/alocasia-plant/growing-african-mask-plant.htm

My experience with alocasia's of this type has been less than desirable. They love heat, humidity and light...things I have trouble providing year-around.

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Asked by susanjackson@tds.net on July 22, 2015
Fertilizing Guidelines for Alocasia Plants

There was not any info about fertilizing in the care section.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Alocasia can benefit from a fertilizer applied every 2 months during the growing season.
Use a fertilizer that is formulated for foliage plants and apply as directed on the package.

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Asked by crlnbd719 on August 24, 2015
Care of Alocacia Seedlings

I germinated many, many alocacias from seed. They germinated quickly, and most now have 2 leaves. I did them in a tray. I have tried repotting now into bags, but most of those I moved have died. How should I handle the seedlings at this stage?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Allow them to get larger before attempting to repot.
Then follow planting information in the link below.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/alocasia-plant/growing-african-mask-plant.htm

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Asked by phr775 on October 12, 2015
Bent Stalks on Alocasia African Mask Plant

I had an accident today in which my entire plant stand fell over on me, including all my plants, knick-knacks, and photos. My African Mask plant, which I’ve had for a couple of months now and is doing great, fell over head-first. Some of the bigger stalks are bent, to the point where they won’t stand alone without support. I’ve got them tied upright for now. Will these damaged stalks be okay? Will I have to eventually remove them? Thanks for any assistance you can provide.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I would continue to just support the leaves and plant structure.
Your plant will likely correct itself over a bit of time.

Alocasia will die down and go dormant at some time, so you plant can have a fresh start again.

Here is a link to refresh you on the care requirements.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/alocasia-plant/growing-african-mask-plant.htm

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Asked by LuckyLucy48 on November 12, 2015
African Mask Plant

How do you propagate alocasia?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Asked by gigist214 on August 22, 2017
Black Elephant Ears

My black elephant ear leaves look like something has been eating on them

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This could be a number of pests.
Try treating with Neem Oil.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on March 18, 2018
Alocasia

Will they affect drains from the house?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I have found no reports of damage to drain lines or foundations from Elephant Ear plant.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/elephant-ear/growing-elephant-ear-plants.htm

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