Alocasia is a perennial herbaceous plant belonging to the Araceae family. Its leaves are large and its stems are stout and upright. It likes warm and humid environments and can tolerate semi-shade. It is often used as a large indoor ornamental leaf plant and is a plant with tropical flavor. There are many varieties of Alocasia, from the most common green leaf varieties to imported varieties such as Pink Dragon, White Rhino, Dragon Scale, Magic Mirror, Copper Leaf, etc. Different varieties have different textures and veins on their leaves, which also show different temperaments! Especially in recent years, with the rise of velvet plants, black velvet and green velvet Alocasia have gradually emerged as the value holders of velvet plants!
Introduction to Alocasia Frydek variegated
Compared with the coldness of black velvet calla lily, Alocasia Frydek variegated is fresh and elegant, which is more in line with the public's aesthetics! Its fat leaves are like an elephant's ears. Not only are the leaves green, with a layer of fine fluff on the surface of the leaves, but also have a velvety texture. The white veins are also particularly clear. Translucent, thin and translucent, it gives people the illusion of being in a tropical rainforest with mottled light and shadow!click to get!
Alocasia Frydek variegated is native to tropical and subtropical regions of Southeast Asia. It likes a warm and humid semi-shady environment. It is sensitive to changes in light, humidity and ambient temperature. It is suitable for growing in a diffuse sunlight environment with high air humidity. Excessive direct sunlight It is easy to burn the leaves, and the lack of sunlight for a long time will make the growth thin and difficult to germinate new leaves.
Although it has thick leaves and thick stems, it is not drought-tolerant, and the stems droop when lack of water and can cause dry tips and scorched edges. The suitable growth temperature is between 15-35°C, it is not cold-resistant, and the growth tends to stagnate in the low temperature environment in winter, and the overwintering temperature should not be lower than 10°C.click to get!
Although it has a well-developed root system, it is easy to rot if it accumulates water. The cultivation medium is required to be loose and fertile, with good drainage and air permeability.
Alocasia Frydek variegated can also bloom, but potted plants are relatively rare. Propagation is mainly based on ramets, usually at the same time as changing pots.
Daily maintenance precautions
「1」Alocasia Frydek variegated is suitable for maintenance in a well-ventilated environment with bright and scattered sunlight. A warm and humid environment is conducive to vigorous growth. Because it is prone to growth stagnation in long-term dry and cold environments, the humidity should be controlled especially when the water evaporation is large in summer and the climate is dry in autumn; in low-temperature environments in winter, watering should be reduced and sufficient light should be given .click to get!
「2」Alocasia Frydek variegated is a large green plant. When the leaves and lateral buds are in a vigorous growth state, you can add appropriate amount of fertilizer. Generally, water-soluble fertilizers or slow-release fertilizers suitable for the growth of foliage plants are the main ones, such as: Huaduo No. 1, Austria Green A1, etc., pay attention to thin fertilizer and frequent application.
「3」Although Alocasia Frydek variegated likes to be humid, it needs a well-ventilated environment. Leaf spot disease is likely to occur due to lack of ventilation for a long time, and red spiders may also breed. Daily care should pay attention to checking whether there are insects on the back of the leaves, and Prepare a little targeted fungicide and insecticide just in case.
「4」The sap and tubers of Aroidaceae plants are toxic to a certain extent, so Alocasia Frydek variegated is also poisonous, and pruning and daily maintenance should be protected.click to get!
「5」Alocasia Frydek variegated leaves are hypertrophic and the stems are brittle. When the crown is large and the stems are not enough to support the weight of the leaves, a support frame can be installed to disperse the weight. At the same time, in order to prevent the old leaves from blocking the sun or producing phototaxis, you can rotate the direction of the flower pot at intervals, which is beneficial for each branch to receive light evenly, so as to maintain a good plant shape.
Alocasia Frydek variegated is one of the classic varieties of calla lily, and is affectionately called "green swan" or "green goose" by potting experts. Fans of luxury foliage plants can try it.