Mar 9, 2021
the plants I’m feeling drawn to these days, Alocasia are at the top
of my list. I feel like their weird, semi heart shaped, semi ovular
shaped leaves look like little alien heads looking at me, popping
out from my collection to say hello. They are oddly friendly but
also strange looking plants that I’m obsessed with. There are so
many reasons to love Alocasia, from the unique leaf shape, to their
gorgeous vein patterns and the incredible variety of colors you
see, I’m particularly entranced by Alocasia cuprea. Today we are
joined by Enid from NSE Tropicals againt o dive deep into Alocasia
care and best plants for different types of plant parents. I dare
you to not try this amazing genus of plants after listening, sweet
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In this episode we learn:
- [04:13] Reintroducing
Enid, why Maria is OBSESSED with alocasia, and what this episode
has in store
- [05:19] Where can you
find alocasias in nature?
- [06:00] With their
similar beautiful features, how can you tell alocasias and
- [07:44] What Maria
loves about alocasias
- [08:17] Do alocasias
love humidity? What kind of potting mix is ideal for them?
- [10:35] How often
should you water your alocasias?
- [10:53] Is there a
particular light situation that alocasias like?
- [12:41] What you
should always remember when taking care of alocasias (or
- [13:27] Enid shares
how often she uses fertilizer and what fertilizer she uses on her
- [14:20] The experience
behind why Maria is intimidated by alocasias
- [14:42] What happens
to alocasias during their dormant period? What are things you can
do when they are dormant?
- [17:42] Where to best
get your garden planting needs this season!
- [19:37] Is there a
perfect starter plant for everyone? Maria compiled the best ones
suited for YOU
- [20:55] What is a corm
and how does it function for alocasias?
- [21:25] How do you
propagate alocasias? Can you propagate from their leaves?
- [22:06] Enid shares
the most common mistake you might be making with your
- [22:41] How do you
save an alocasia from root rot? Can you STILL save it?
- [24:06] On the ground
or in a pot, what’s the best way to keep alocasias upright and
prevent them from tipping over?
- [25:13] What potting
situation do alocasias prefer?
- [26:03] The possible
explanation on why your alocasia is growing more flowers than
- [27:21] Is preventing
your alocasias’ dormancy harmful for them in the long-term?
- [28:53] You alocasias
are actually pretty smart!
- [29:35] Enid’s
alocasia recommendations for all stages of plant parents!
- [30:18] Maria and Enid
share their stories with the hardy alocasia Polly
- [33:48] Maria talks
about the alocasias she currently owns and her future plans for
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