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Lauterbachiana

The Alocasia Lauterbachiana is a true botanical masterpiece that will transport you to a lush, tropical paradise. Its magnificent emerald-green leaves are adorned with striking veins in contrasting shades of purple on the underside of the leaf, creating an exquisite work of art. The unique and exotic appearance of this plant is unparalleled, making it a standout addition to any indoor plant collection. If you seek a touch of jungle-like elegance and a touch of magic in your living space, the Alocasia Lauterbachiana is sure to captivate your heart and leave you spellbound.

Botanical Name: Alocasia Lauterbachiana

Water: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant when the top inch of the soil feels dry to the touch. Ensure proper drainage to prevent root rot.

Light:
Provide bright, indirect light to the Alocasia Lauterbachiana. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves. A filtered light environment is ideal.

Potting Media: A well-draining and aerated potting mix is crucial for this plant. This type of blend works well to maintain the right balance of moisture and airflow.

Humidity: The Alocasia Lauterbachiana thrives in high humidity conditions. Aim for humidity levels above 60%.

Temperature: Provide a warm and tropical environment for the Alocasia Lauterbachiana, with temperatures ranging from 18°C to 29°C. Avoid exposing the plant to temperatures below (15°C).

Fertiliser: During the growing season (spring and summer), feed the Alocasia Lauterbachiana with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 2-4 weeks. Reduce or stop fertilising during the winter months when the plant is dormant.

Toxicity: Alocasia Lauterbachiana is toxic to pets and humans if ingested. Keep it out of reach from curious pets and children to avoid any health issues.

Origin: The Alocasia Lauterbachiana is native to Southeast Asia.

Extra Care + Tips: To ensure the health and vibrancy of your Alocasia Lauterbachiana, keep its leaves clean by gently wiping them with a damp cloth to remove dust and promote photosynthesis. Prune any yellowing or damaged leaves to encourage new growth and maintain the plant's appearance. Mist the plant regularly to mimic its natural habitat's humidity and consider placing it in a spot with good air circulation to prevent fungal issues.

Fun fact: The Alocasia Lauterbachiana is named after Gustav Lauterbach, a 20th-century German plant collector known for his contributions to botany and horticulture. Its stunning leaves with intricate patterns and vivid colors make it a prized possession among plant enthusiasts and collectors alike.

Micholitziana 'Frydek'

Alocasia micholitziana 'Frydek' is a captivating plant known for its striking appearance. Its lush, velvety dark green leaves are adorned with prominent white veining, creating a visually stunning contrast. Originally from tropical regions, this plant has gained popularity as an indoor houseplant, though it can thrive outdoors in specific climates. While caring for Alocasia frydek can be a bit demanding, the sheer beauty of its foliage makes the effort well worthwhile!

Botanical Name: Alocasia micholitziana

Plant Family: Araceae

Bloom Time: Spring & Summer. Unlikely to bloom often indoors in New Zealand.

Flower: Green and white, Spathe and spadix type of bloom

Water: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant when the top inch of the soil feels dry to the touch. Ensure proper drainage to prevent root rot.

Light: Provide bright, indirect light to the Frydek. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves, however, extremely soft direct sun can be ok. A filtered light environment is ideal.

Potting Media: A well-draining and aerated potting mix is crucial for this plant. This type of blend works well to maintain the right balance of moisture and airflow.

Humidity: The Alocasia Frydek thrives in high humidity conditions. Aim for humidity levels above 60%.

Temperature: Provide a warm and tropical environment for the Alocasia Frydek, with temperatures ranging from 18°C to 29°C. Avoid exposing the plant to temperatures below (15°C).

Fertiliser: During the growing season (spring and summer), feed the Alocasia Frydek with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 2-4 weeks. Reduce or stop fertilising during the winter months when the plant is dormant.

Toxicity: Alocasia Frydek is toxic to pets and humans if ingested. Keep it out of reach from curious pets and children to avoid any health issues.

Origin: The Alocasia Frydek is native to the Philippines.

Extra Care + Tips: To ensure the health and vibrancy of your Alocasia Frydek, keep its leaves clean by gently wiping them with a damp cloth to remove dust and promote photosynthesis. Prune any yellowing or damaged leaves to encourage new growth and maintain the plant's appearance. Mist the plant regularly to mimic its natural habitat's humidity and consider placing it in a spot with good air circulation to prevent fungal issues.

Fun fact: Once upon a time, the Alocasia micholitziana used to be quite the celebrity in its homeland. But alas, due to some enthusiastic plant collectors, it's now as rare as a unicorn at a garden party. The International Union for Conservation of Nature even gave it the "vulnerable" label in the wild – talk about a tough break!

In the Philippines, they're not messing around when it comes to protecting this precious plant. Harvesting wild A. micholitziana? That's a big no-no, my friends! If you get caught, you might find yourself sharing a cozy cell with some fellow plant enthusiasts for the next six to ten years. And to top it off, they'll throw in a fine ranging from ₱100,000 to ₱1,000,000 just for good measure. Ouch!

But let's not forget the hero of our story, Mr. Henry Frederick Conrad Sander, who introduced us to this beauty back in 1912. And the plant even got its fancy name from Wilhelm Micholitz, a German plant collector. So, while it might be a rare find nowadays, Alocasia micholitziana 'Frydek' has a story worth telling!

Nigrescens

Sarian

Stingray

The Alocasia Stingray is a fascinating houseplant that will leave you in awe. Imagine large, heart-shaped leaves with long, elegant "stingrays" extending from the center, creating a captivating and mesmerizing sight. It's like having a piece of living art in your home, and its unique appearance is sure to be a conversation starter. The Alocasia Stingray's tropical allure and enchanting features make it a must-have for any plant lover looking to add a touch of exotic beauty to their indoor space.

Botanical Name: Alocasia macrorrhizos stingray

Water: Alocasia Stingray prefers to be kept consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant when the top inch of the soil feels dry to the touch. Ensure good drainage to prevent root rot.

Light: Provide bright, indirect light to the Alocasia Stingray. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.

Potting Media: A well-draining potting mix is essential for this plant. The mixture must provide adequate aeration and moisture retention.

Humidity: Alocasia Stingray thrives in high humidity environments. You can keep this plant grouped with other plants to help build the humidity. Avoid cold drafts and a position close to a cold window.


Temperature: Maintain a warm environment for the Alocasia Stingray, with temperatures ranging from 18°C to 29°C. Avoid exposing the plant to cold drafts.

Fertiliser: During the growing season (spring and summer), feed the Alocasia Stingray with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 2-4 weeks to support its growth (fertiliser frequency will also depend on your specific type) Reduce or stop fertilising during the dormant period in winter when the leaves may have dropped off.

Toxicity: Alocasia Stingray is toxic to pets and humans if ingested. Keep it out of reach from curious pets and children to avoid any health issues.

Origin: The Alocasia Stingray is native to the tropical regions of Southeast Asia.

Extra Care + Tips: To keep your Alocasia Stingray healthy, clean its leaves regularly with a damp cloth to remove dust and promote better photosynthesis. Prune any yellowing or damaged leaves to encourage new growth and maintain the plant's appearance. Consider rotating the plant occasionally to ensure even exposure to light and prevent it from leaning towards the light source. Repot the plant every 1-2 years to refresh the soil and provide more space for its growing root system.

Fun fact: The Alocasia Stingray gets its name from the striking appearance of its leaves, which resemble the wings of a stingray, making it a fascinating and visually appealing addition to any indoor plant collection.

Tandurusa 'Jacklyn'

Alocasia Jacklyn, scientifically known as Alocasia sulawesi sp. or Alocasia Tandurusa, is a captivating plant recently discovered within the aroid family, native to the lush landscapes of Indonesia. This remarkable botanical gem is believed to have originated as a unique mutation of the Alocasia portei species. It has swiftly gained recognition among plant enthusiasts for its remarkable aesthetics.

The defining feature of Alocasia Jacklyn lies in its striking foliage. The leaves, reminiscent of a stag's head, are characterized by deep lobes and a vivid green hue adorned with delicate dark lines. These intricate markings on its leaves add to the plant's allure, making it a sought-after addition to any indoor plant collection.

The leaves of Alocasia Jacklyn further intrigue enthusiasts with their unique texture. When touched, one can feel the presence of fine hairs on the leaf's surface, adding to the sensory experience of tending to this remarkable plant.

In its natural habitat, Alocasia Jacklyn is known for its solitary bulb, from which it produces long stems and leaves. It's worth noting that each bulb yields a limited number of leaves, making each new leaf a valuable addition to the plant's overall appearance.

As a rare and exquisite houseplant, Alocasia Jacklyn has captured the hearts of plant collectors worldwide, offering a touch of Indonesian wilderness and exotic beauty to indoor spaces.

Botanical Name: Alocasia sulawesi sp. (tbc)

Plant Family: Araceae

Water: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant when the top inch of the soil feels dry to the touch. Ensure proper drainage to prevent root rot.

Light: Provide bright, indirect light to the Jacklyn. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves, however, extremely soft direct sun can be ok. A filtered light environment is ideal.

Potting Media: A well-draining and aerated potting mix is crucial for this plant. This type of blend works well to maintain the right balance of moisture and airflow.

Humidity: The Alocasia Jacklyn thrives in high humidity conditions. Aim for humidity levels above 60%.

Temperature: Provide a warm and tropical environment for the Alocasia Jacklyn, with temperatures ranging from 18°C to 29°C. Avoid exposing the plant to temperatures below (15°C).

Fertiliser: During the growing season (spring and summer), feed the Alocasia Jacklyn with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 2-4 weeks. Reduce or stop fertilising during the winter months when the plant is dormant.

Toxicity: Alocasia Jacklyn is toxic to pets and humans if ingested. Keep it out of reach from curious pets and children to avoid any health issues.

Origin: The Alocasia Jacklyn is native to Indonesia.

Extra Care + Tips: To ensure the health and vibrancy of your Alocasia Jacklyn, keep its leaves clean by gently wiping them with a damp cloth to remove dust and promote photosynthesis. Prune any yellowing or damaged leaves to encourage new growth and maintain the plant's appearance. Mist the plant regularly to mimic its natural habitat's humidity and consider placing it in a spot with good air circulation to prevent fungal issues.

Fun fact: Here's a quirky tidbit about the enigmatic Alocasia Jacklyn Sp. – a plant shrouded in mystery! Nobody's quite sure what to call it, but legend has it that the person who stumbled upon it might've been named "Jacklyn." So, for now, we're just rolling with 'Alocasia Jacklyn' until it gets an official name – it's like the plant with a secret identity!

Alocasia Jacklyn burst onto the botanical scene just a few years back, but with its gorgeous leaves, it's destined for stardom among Alocasia aficionados. It's played a little game of hide-and-seek, often mistaken for a mutant version of Alocasia portei or even Alocasia nycteris. Until recently, it was basically the undercover agent of the plant world!

This quirky Alocasia species hails from the wilds of Northern Sulawesi, Indonesia, just a stone's throw away from its cousin, Alocasia zebrina reticulata. And guess what? The veins in its leaves are so similar; you'd think they were botanical twins separated at birth