Alocasia Stingray is an exotic and rare plant that is easy to keep alive. This Elephant Ear is getting popular and its famous by it's unique leaf shape with a long tail pointing upwards that reminds us a stingray. Like some other alocasias it needs bright indirect light (south- or west-facing windows are best) and loves moist well-draining soil mixed with organic matter.
Alocasia Stingray is also known as elephant ear.
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Elephant Ear care
Thrives best in well lit, bright conditions, however direct sunlight will scorch the leaves. This plant will love to be in south- or west-facing windows.
Keep Alocasia plants moist all year; they are water-loving plants. There is a fine line with these plants. You want to keep the soil moist, but not soggy. They require less water during the winter months because the plant is dormant.
If you're not using a well-draining mix, just water it a little or soil will get too dense and probably will cause root rot.
These plants like slightly higher humidity levels than many other plants. You may need to raise the humidity levels in a room artificially by placing the plant in a humidity tray with pebbles or use a humidifier.
Pop it in the shower for a while to give it an occasional boost.
Feed with a diluted balanced fertilizer from spring every 2 weeks and stop at the end of August then start again at the beginning of spring.
- Alocasia have a dormant period. Some leaves will fade and die so do not be alarmed when this happens.
- Mist the leaves to increase humidity.
- Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth and gently dry to keep them clean and healthy.
- The usage of well-draining soil is almost required. (a mix of universal soil, cactus soil, perlite, and organic matter).
Videos explaining how to take care of a alocasia
The videos might not be about exactly the same plant, but the same variety. In most cases, this not relevant because many of the varieties have the same requirements.