Scientific name: Alocasia nebula
Common Name(s): Alocasia Silver Nebula
This species belongs to the group of Alocasias known as Jewel Alocasias. This pretty jewel in particular hails from the rainforests of Sarawak. With silverfish grey leaves and dark venations, it’s a spectacular piece of living art. However, as a houseplant, this species is one of the hardest to care for. This species occasionally sheds some or even all of its leaves when going into dormancy. This could look worrying, but its completely normal.
Water: Two or three times a week and not too much of water. Keep the soil semi-moist and semi-dry. Recommend to use spray bottle.
Light: Bright indirect sunlight
Temperature: Between 18 to 25 °C.
Soil: Organic, well-drained soil with good aeration and a good proportion of peat moss.
Fertilizer: Once a month during spring and summer. Diluted form of domestic plant fertilizer is enough.
With a good care, the Alocasia nebula can grow up to 90cm in height, and mature leaves can be up to 17 inches in size. New leaf may grow every week during the summer and will be bigger than the one before.
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