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Article: Alocasia Macrorrhiza Care

Alocasia Macrorrhiza Care

 Alocasia 'Macrorrhiza' (Alocasia macrorrhizos) is a plant that produces edible tubers. Alocasia Macrorrhiza is also known by its Javanese name, sente. This plant is a large herb whose stem tubers are used as a non-cereal carbohydrate food source.

  • Characteristics, Shapes & Colors

Alocasia Macrorrhiza Variegated has a characteristic green leaves color with a white pattern. The leaves are shiny like marble. Alocasia Macrorrhiza can grow up to 1.5 meters.

  • How to care  
  1. Place Alocasia Macrorrhiza plant in a place that has a light intensity of 60% - 70% with a temperature between 22-30 °C.
  2. The most suitable growing medium for Alocasia Macrorrhiza is a mixture of perlite, cocopeat, peat.
  3. For the intensity of watering Alocasia Macrorrhiza need 3 in times a week so that the growing medium is not too dry. If it is too dry, Alocasia Macrorrhiza will wither and inhibit its growth..
  4. For the fertilization period Alocasia Macrorrhiza can be done once every 2 weeks with organic fertilizers.
  • How to propagate 

Alocasia Macrorrhiza can be propagated with tubers.

  1. The first step is choose the old and healthy Alocasia Macrorrhiza then unload the growing medium and look for bulbs at the end of the roots.
  2. Plant bulbs in growing medium and do enough watering.
  3. Put it in a shady place.
  4. The new shoots will appear after approximately in 3 weeks.

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