Alocasia Frydek "Green Velvet" Elephant Ear - Live Plant
These plants have become extremely popular due to their beautiful velvet foliage and it's beautiful contrasting white veins. they are fairly forgiving to improper care once they reach an adequate size. However, until your small plants grow up a bit, get a thicker stalk and a well developed root network they are susceptible to mistreatment. If the plant is exposed to temperatures below 60 degrees for extended periods (ie winter at night) it may go dormant and stop putting up new leaves. Evidence of dormancy is yellowing and loss of leaves WITHOUT any new leaf growth. You can expect young plants to maintain only up to 3 to 4 leaves at a time since the expanding stalk causes older smaller leaf petioles (stalk of leaf) to tear off and die. This is normal. If your plant goes into dormancy, and even if it loses all of its leaves, do not throw away your plant!!! Stop watering and let the pot dry out (over-watering will cause root rot/stem rot and death)- then moisten soil and cover the top of the soil with plastic wrap. Put the pot in a non-drafty place and just wait until new growth appears. Water only when soil below plastic appears dry. The plant will start growing again when temperatures get warmer. Like all plants in this group, it produces large, impressive leaves that resemble elephant ears. Alocasia "Frydek" makes a perfect houseplant for both beginners and experts, since it's easy to care for and exotic in appearance. Place it where the plant will receive medium-bright indirect, shield from direct sun and water regularly. Mist regularly to promote growth.
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Included: Alocasia Frydek Plant, 4" or 6" nursery pot, care instructions
Size: will shipped in a 4 or 6 inch nursery pot
Plant Difficulty: Easy/medium
Light Exposure: Bright, indirect light. Ideally a spot within a room without direct sunlight is best.
Watering: Allow the top of the soil (about 1/4 of the size of the pot down) to dry out before watering.