Greg - Houseplants delivered UK
Greg - Houseplants delivered UK

Greg

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Greg is a BEAST. His leaves can grow over 90cm in the right conditions. So, if you have a biggest leaf competition fast approaching, he is the plant you need. If you don't, you still need him as he will turn your room into a jungle and offer you numerous health benefits.

Height (including nursery pot) 90cm; pot diameter 21cm.

Health Benefits- Can increase sense of wellbeing

Pet safe- Mildly toxic when consumed

 

Lighting for your Alocasia Gageana

Greg likes medium to bright indirect light. He doesn't like too much direct light as this will burn his leaves in the summer.

Watering your Alocasia Gageana

In the summer from March to September keep Greg's soil moist, we recommend watering twice a week. Watering Wednesday and Soak Sunday.

In the winter from October to February reduce watering to once a week. Houseplant watering guide

Moist but not soggy is what you're aiming for.

Humidity for Alocasia Gageana

Greg likes room humidity to be around 60%. Normal room humidity is around 40-50%. To increase humidity you can use a Humidifier, place Greg next to other houseplants or you can fill a saucer with pebbles and water, place Greg on top of this.

Alocasia Gageana Fertiliser 

From March to August you can give Greg some houseplant fertiliser every two weeks when watering. This isn't a necessity.

Repotting your Alocasia Gageana

When the roots start to grow out of the bottom opening of the pot, it is time to put Greg into a larger pot. For soil, we recommend a good draining soil.

Alocasia Gageana 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 he will be back in the spring.