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Alocasia Polly (Young Plant)
Alocasia Polly grows well in medium to bright indirect sunshine. They are not suited to low light or direct sunshine, which can cause their leaves to burn.
Alocasia Polly enjoys weekly watering sessions and frequent misting, keeping their soil moist but not wet. In winter, we recommend allowing the top 2’ of soil to dry out between waterings to prevent overwatering and root rot. This plant is not drought tolerant, and extended periods of dryness will cause leaf edges to brown.
Your Alocasia Polly will also benefit from being put in a humid atmosphere, which you can produce by misting it often, planting it near other plants, or setting it on a pebble tray partially filled with water.
Temperatures between 18 to 25oC are ideal for your Alocasia Polly. Avoid extreme temperature swings and chilly breezes.
Alocasia Polly is toxic to both people and animals – keep away from small children and pets.
Because of its semi-aquatic, swamp-dwelling origins, Alocasia Polly may readily be grown in water. During the plant’s dormancy, relocate it to a warm location and minimize watering until it begins to develop again in spring.
• Yellowing or spots on leaves: indicates that the plant has been overwatered; allow the topsoil to dry out before watering the plant again, especially in winter.
• Browning edges: indicates that the plant has been either underwatered or burned by direct sunshine. Make certain that your Alocasia Polly only gets bright, indirect sunlight.
• Fall/winter leaf withering and dying: Alocasia Polly enters dormancy as temperatures decrease and days shorten. If this happens, don’t panic, just minimize your watering.
Improve soil fertility while the plant is actively developing by scraping some compost into two soil without disturbing the plant’s roots. Then, every two weeks, feed the plant a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer, such as fertilizer For Growing, diluted at a rate of 1 teaspoon/litre of water.
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