Alocasia Zebrina

Alocasia zebrina

  • Aka: zebra plant, elephant ear
  • Origin: Philippines
  • Family: Araceae
  • Temperature: 17 - 26°C, Hardiness: 10-12 Humidity: 60 – 90 %

The Zebrina has long elegant stems with zebra-like markings and dark green arrow-shaped leaves with striking veins. As with all alocasia’s they all need high humidity by daily misting or humidifier but not wet roots. When the stems start hanging a little, then it is asking for water, then soak the soil and allow to drain through completely. Do not let the pot stand in water after watering.

If the leaves drop liquid from the tips, it is secreting excess water, this is normal, but give less water next time. Alocasia’s don’t mind being root bound so when repotting don’t repot into a much bigger big pot. In general, alocasia’s like to keep 5-6 stems before dropping off the oldest leaf. (read also alocasia amazonica)

Prone to root rot and spider-mites

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