Alocasia

hand holding up an alocasia jacklyn, an unusual plant with lobed and wavy leaves and zebra-striped stems

Alocasia Jacklyn – Growing & Propagation guide!

The Alocasia Jacklyn is a stunning ornamental plant native to Indonesia that is a fairly new discovery. Because it is still new to the plant world, Alocasia Jacklyn is considered rare and not as readily available as other Alocasia varieties. But with its vibrant green foliage with darker green veins on striped stems, this plant is sure to …

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a potted alocasia cuprea with large metallic copper-colored leaves held atop lime green petioles in a peat-based potted mix with perlite and orchid bark

Alocasia Cuprea (#1 Complete Care Guide for the MIRROR Plant!)

The Alocasia Cuprea (also known as Mirror Plant) is a well-loved member of the Jewel Alocasias, a group of dwarf Alocasias perfect for small indoor spaces. The Alocasia Cuprea boasts glossy and stiff oval leaves, with a copper-metallic sheen. And no wonder: Cuprea means “copper” in Latin! When young, leaves emerge purple with dark green …

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three large leaves of the alocasia regal shield, a hybrid between alocasia odora and alocasia reginula black velvet. large, arrowshaped green leaves with striking lime green veins and a dark reddish-maroon underside are set on top of a stool next to an east-facing window providing bright indirect light

Alocasia Regal Shield (Care & Propagation, #1 things to AVOID!)

The Alocasia Regal Shield is a hybrid between the Alocasia odora and the Alocasia Reginula ‘Black Velvet’. Invented by LariAnn Garner, this patented hybrid is well-loved for its large, arrow-shaped dark green leaves, held atop lime green stalks. It’s hard to explain how breathtaking its leaves are… you’ll need to see it in person. 🙂 …

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the alocasia tiny dancer, a dwarf hybrid alocasia with small cupped green leaves

Alocasia Tiny Dancer 💃 (Complete #1 Care Guide!)

Awarded the “Most Unusual” Aroid at the 2009 International Aroid Society show and sale, the Alocasia Tiny Dancer is unlike any other. 🙂 This new hybrid (scientific name: Alocasia brisbanensis×Alocasia odora), created in 2013 is known for its long green petioles with small cupped leaves in a unique teardrop shape. While the plant grows upright, its petioles tend to fan out, …

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a small potted alocasia melo with dark green leaves with intricate grooves

Alocasia Melo (Caring for the Alocasia Rugosa)

Not to be dramatic, but the Alocasia Melo (also known as Alocasia Rugosa) is one of the most instantly eye-catching plants we’ve seen! 🙂 A variety of Jewel Alocasias (dwarf Alocasia plants with ornamental leaves), this low-growing plant is a newly-documented species, being formally classified in 1997 in native Borneo. Its claim to fame is …

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topview of the alocasia black velvet, a dwarf alocasia with dark green leaves

Alocasia Black Velvet (Complete #1 Alocasia Reginula Growing Guide!)

The Alocasia Black Velvet (scientific name: Alocasia Reginula) is a low-growing Alocasia, reaching just 20 inches (50cm) tall at maturity. But don’t let its small stature fool you – with dark, mysterious leaves, silvery veins, and a surprising purple underside, this little plant makes a big impression. 🙂 Care-wise, your fussy Alocasia Black Velvet requires …

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potted alocasia silver dragon with silvery-green leaves that resemble dragon scales

Alocasia Silver Dragon (Caring for the Rare Alocasia Baginda #1 Growing Guide)

The Alocasia Silver Dragon (scientific name: Alocasia Baginda ‘Silver Dragon’) has silvery-green, textured leaves that resemble dragon scales. New leaves emerge small and green, but as they enlarge, start to take on the silvery hue that makes its foliage so stunning. 🙂 Despite its dramatic effect, the Alocasia Silver Dragon is small in stature. Expect …

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a pot of alocasia ivory coast houseplant

19 Alocasia Varieties to Add to your Collection (#1 Round-Up w/PHOTOS!)

Native to subtropical Asia and Australia, Alocasias come from the Araceae family, but are not as well-known as other family members like Monsteras, Philodendrons and Pothos. As a genus, they are prized for their varied foliage, colors and sizes. Because of their love for warmth and humidity, most species do well in mild indoor conditions, …

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alocasia frydek, also known as green velvet alocasia, in a pot. leaves are elephant ear shaped with lime green veins

Alocasia Frydek (#1 TOP Hacks for Growing & Propagation!)

The stunning Alocasia Frydek (scientific name: Alocasia micholitziana Frydek) is a tropical perennial houseplant known for bold white veins running through dark, forest green leaves. Leaves are thick and stiff, formed in an interesting arrow or Elephant Ear shape that is recognizable in a number of Alocasias. Its velvety – not glossy – green leaves …

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a potted alocasia lauterbachiana, a tropical houseplant

Alocasia Lauterbachiana (Top #1 Indoor Care HACKS!)

The Alocasia Lauterbachiana, also known as Purple Sword or Elephant Ear, is well-loved for its exotic, sword-shaped foliage that grows from thick, upright zebra-striped stems. Long leaves have elegantly scalloped edges. Flip over the leaves, and it’ll reveal surprising purple undersides, giving the Purple Sword its nickname. 🙂 In terms of care difficulty, we put …

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