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Alocasia heterophylla 'Corazon' - Corazon Alocasia

4.5" Nursery Pot

Alocasia heterophylla 'Corazon' is a captivating plant known for its striking foliage and unique charm. This variety of Alocasia features elongated, heart-shaped leaves with a distinctive metallic sheen, giving it an otherworldly appearance. The leaves have prominent, silver-green veins that stand out against the darker green background, making it a true statement piece in any indoor plant collection. The Alocasia heterophylla 'Corazon' not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of your space but also brings a touch of tropical elegance, creating a serene and stylish atmosphere.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Alocasia heterophylla 'Dragon's Breath'
  • Common Name: Dragons Breath Elephant Ear
  • Family: Araceae 
  • Native Range: Southeast Asia

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care: Moderate 
  • Light: Bright, indirect light. Avoid direct light.
  • Water: Keep soil moist, but not soggy
  • Humidity: High
  • Temperature: 59-80F. Avoid cold drafts.
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
  • Feeding: Fertilize 1/2 strength monthly during the spring and summer
  • Growth: Upright. Can grow to 2-6' tall
  • Propagation: Root division in spring or early summer
  • Pests: Look out for mealybugs, spider mites, aphids
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets.

Caring for your Alocasia heterophylla 'Corazon' is straightforward, making it an excellent choice for both novice and experienced plant enthusiasts. This plant thrives in bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions, making it versatile for various indoor environments. Keep the soil consistently moist but well-drained, as Alocasia plants prefer humidity and do not like to dry out completely. Additionally, misting the leaves regularly and providing occasional feeding with a balanced liquid fertilizer will support healthy growth. With these simple care tips, your Alocasia heterophylla 'Corazon' will flourish, adding a touch of exotic beauty to your home.