The Alocasia Macrorrhiza Stingray has large, uniquely shaped leaves that resemble the wings and tail of its namesake. The distinctive, dappled colouring of the stem adds further interest.
If you are looking for something a little different then this wonderful plant should is one for you.
nursery pot 10cm
Height : 40cm
Alocasia Macrorrhiza Stingray Care:
Light: Thrives best in well lit, bright conditions, however, direct sunlight will scorch the leaves.
Water: Keep the compost moist with warm water. Do not allow the soil to dry out. Little and often is a good approach.
Temperature: Needs to be kept warm, ideally between 18-22°C.
Humidity: Needs a moist environment with above-average humidity. Stand on a pebble tray to improve humidity and mist frequently. Pop it in the shower for a while to give it an occasional boost.
Feed: Apply a slow-release fertiliser once a month during the growing season.
Care Tips: Alocasia has a dormant period where leaves will fade and die so do not be alarmed when this happens. During this period, the plants will require less water, so simply moisten the soil from time to time.
Height and Growth Rate: Ultimate height 1-1.2m. Alocasia is fast-growing in the right conditions.
Toxicity: These plants are harmful if eaten and are skin and eye irritant. Keep out of the reach of children and animals.
Origin: Southeast Asia.