Scientific name: Alocasia sp.
Common Name(s): Alocasia “Jacklyn”; Alocasia sp. Sulawesi; Alocasia “Tandurusa”
Relatively newly discovered, and native to Indonesia in northern Sulawesi, this species has quickly become a collector’s item. The true naming of this plant is still uncertain yet but what can be sure is it is a type of plant that mutated from Alocasia portei. So, among plant collectors, it is just generally known as Alocasia ‘Jacklyn’ or Alocasia sp. Sulawesi.
Having leaves that look like the antlers of a stag, and deep black or dark green venations across its much lighter leaves, this species looks like its intricately painted on. It is sold as a rare species in many stores.
Soil: Light, loose, and has good drainage. Avoid rocky or sandy areas and do not use alkaline-based fertilizers.
Light: Try to keep the plant indoors as much as possible. Bright indirect sunlight seems to be the right thing to aim for. Prone to burning easily when exposed to intense sunlight for a long time.
Water: This plant needs above average amounts of water, but it’s important to make sure the soil doesn’t get too wet. Thrives with a room humidity of at least 60%.
Temperature: The ideal temperature for it to thrive is about 17°C to 22°C for optimal growth.
Fertilization: Monthly feeding with a balanced liquid fertilizer (20-20-20).
They can grow from a height of 1-2 feet according to environmental conditions, with leaves reaching 30 cm when growing indoors.
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