A truly stunning, unique, rare plant almost impossible to buy at the moment in the UK. The Alocasia Frydek, is the instagram plant of the moment and you can see why. Velvety, striking leaves each plant is a unique specimen so pick your favourite one below.
Plant 1 - Three leaves, one leaf has a brown tip and slight brown edge. New leaf about to uncurl
Plant 2 - Four leaves, only a few minor brown tips and edges.
Plant 3 - Three leaves, one leaf if crinkled and might need to be pruned off.
Plant 4 - Four leaves, a new leaf just about to uncurl. A few brown edges.
Plant 5 - Four leaves, some brown edges and tips. New shoots growing from the soil.
Alocaisa Frydeks are really a plant for someone who has a bit of experience with houseplants, they can be quiet sensitive and they love consistent jungle conditions. All of the plants will have minor brown edges as stated above, mostly caused by changes in the growing process or transportation.
Height (including nursery pot) 50-60cm; pot diameter 17cm.
Health Benefits- A real mood booster
Pet safe- Mildly toxic when consumed
LIGHTING FOR YOUR ALOCASIA FRYDEK
A lovely bright spot that doesn't get close direct sunlight. South, East or West facing window at least a metre back to stop leaves burning.
WATERING YOUR ALOCASIA FRYDEK
In the spring and summer keep the soil moist, when the top of the soil dries it's time to water.
Outside of the spring and summer allow the soil to dry out almost completely between watering as it will be in its dormant phase.
Use room temperature rain or distilled water to make your Alocasia extra happy.
HUMIDITY FOR ALOCASIA FRYDEK
Humidity is very important to keep this beauty free from dry brown tips.
ALOCASIA FRYDEK FERTILISER
From March to August give your Alocasia some houseplant fertiliser every two weeks when watering.
REPOTTING YOUR ALOCASIA FRYDEK
When the roots start to grow out of the bottom opening of the pot, it is time to put your Alocasia into a larger pot. For soil, we recommend a good draining soil.
ALOCASIA FRYDEK CARE PROBLEMS
Browning leaves, not enough humidity or water is too hard. Use rainwater or distilled.
Overwatering and soggy soil can be a killer causing root rot and yellowing leaves.
Leaves may drop off in the winter while the plant is dormant but your Alocasia will be back in the spring.