Top Questions About Alocasia Plants

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Questions About Alocasia Plants

Asked by
lstankovic on
November 11, 2013

Q. 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?

Answered by
Nikki on
November 12, 2013
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Answered by
theficuswrangler on
December 1, 2013
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Get a different kind of plant.

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Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
November 11, 2013
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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 on
July 22, 2015

Q. fertilizing guidelines for alocasia plants

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

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 23, 2015
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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

Q. 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?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 25, 2015
Certified Expert
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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

Q. 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.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
October 13, 2015
Certified Expert
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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

Q. African Mask Plant

How do you propagate alocasia?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
November 14, 2015
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Asked by
gigist214 on
August 22, 2017

Q. Black elephant ears

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

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 25, 2017
Certified Expert
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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

Q. alocasia

Will they affect drains from the house?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 18, 2018
Certified Expert
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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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