Alocasia Cucullata (Hooded Dwarf Elephant Ear) Plant

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  • Live plants along with colored plastic pot and base tray.
  • Plants have 5-6 Giant Leaves in 8 inches pot size.
  • Plants nature is indoor, outdoor shade loving plant.
  • Useful for tabletop plants and gift plants.
  • Best foliage plant for home, office, or garden.
  • The plant is pet-friendly

Description

Description

Alocasia cucullata (Hooded Dwarf Elephant Ear) Plant

Alocasia cucullata, commonly known as the Hooded Alocasia or the Chinese Taro, is a striking tropical plant known for its large, shield-shaped leaves and bold foliage. Here’s a comprehensive guide to caring for Alocasia cucullata:

  • Leaves: The plant features large, heart- or shield-shaped leaves with a glossy texture and a deep green color. The leaves have prominent veins and can grow up to 24 inches long.
  • Growth Habit: It grows in a compact, clumping form, reaching a height of about 3-4 feet (90-120 cm) in optimal conditions.
  • Flowers: While not commonly grown for its flowers, it can produce a small, inconspicuous spathe and spadix under ideal conditions.

Care Tips for Alocasia Cucullata

  • Light: Prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct morning sunlight but should be protected from the harsh afternoon sun, which can scorch the leaves. It can also adapt to lower light conditions but may not grow as vigorously.
  • Water: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry. Alocasia cucullata is sensitive to root rot, so ensure proper drainage and avoid letting the plant sit in standing water.
  • Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix. A mix designed for tropical plants, or a combination of peat, perlite, and orchid bark, works well to ensure good aeration and drainage.
  • Temperature: Thrives in temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C). It is sensitive to cold temperatures and should be protected from drafts and temperatures below 50°F (10°C).
  • Humidity: Enjoys high humidity. If your home is dry, increase humidity by using a humidifier, placing the plant on a humidity tray, or regularly misting the leaves.
  • Fertilizer: Feed with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce or stop feeding in the fall and winter when the plant’s growth slows down.

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Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 11 × 11 × 37 cm
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