Alocasia maharani - Grey Dragon
Alocasia maharani is one of the so-called "Jewel Alocasias," and we count ourselves extremely lucky to have a small number of these special plants available. This plant is technically a hybrid between the dark-leaved Alocasia reginula and the stiff, deeply ridged Alocasia melo. These compact plants are prized for their stiff grey-green, peltate leaves. The undersides take on a purple hue as they grow! Not for beginners, this plant is known to require precise care, but will reward the collector with its dramatic foliage.
• Light: Bright, indirect light
• Water: Water when the top 1-2" of soil feel dry
• Considerations: Use a well-draining, chunky soil mix to promote air circulation to roots. Alocasia need warm temperatures and high humidity. It's common for these plants to drop leaves; don't worry! They can fully grow back from their corms.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You'll get a healthy Alocasia maharani that meets our rigorous quality standards in a 4" or 6" nursery pot. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.
Our plants include detailed care instructions as well as our Houseplant Best Practices guide, with information on how to repot, seasonal care and more!
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