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Alocasia ‘Tigrina’

8" Nursery Pot

Introducing the stunning Alocasia tigrina, a true masterpiece for any plant enthusiast. With its mesmerizing tiger-striped leaves, this exotic beauty is sure to captivate attention wherever it resides. The Alocasia tigrina, also known as the Tiger Alocasia or the Jewel Alocasia, showcases elongated, arrow-shaped leaves adorned with deep green hues and striking silver-white veins, creating a striking contrast that adds a touch of elegance to any space.

This tropical gem thrives indoors, making it a perfect addition to your home or office. With its compact size, the Alocasia tigrina fits well on tabletops, shelves, or as a statement piece in a larger plant collection. Its moderate growth rate ensures that it remains manageable while still showcasing its unique foliage. Care for this extraordinary plant by providing bright, indirect light to mimic its natural habitat, and maintain a consistently moist soil to keep its roots happy. With its captivating appearance and easy-care nature, the Alocasia tigrina is a must-have for plant lovers looking to add a touch of exotic beauty to their indoor spaces.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Alocasia 'Tigrina’
  • Common Name: Tigrina Aolocasia, Tigrina Elephant Ear
  • Family: Araceae 
  • Native Range: Southeast Asia

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care: Moderate
  • Light: Bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight as the leaves may burn. Plant will grow and stretch toward the sun. To control lean, turn container pot 1/2 or 1/4 between watering
  • Water: Thoroughly water and allow to dry out slightly between watering. Use a well draining soil mix. If the plant is holding too much moisture, you may notice water drip from the tips and undersides of the leaves.
  • Humidity: High, maintain above 60% for best growth.
  • Temperature: 60-75F. Avoid cold drafts.
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and stems, or to control growth. It is normal for older leaves to die off.
  • Feeding: Fertilize 1/2 strength every 2 to 3 weeks during the spring and summer
  • Growth: Upright. Up to 10' tall indoors. Plant will grow and stretch toward the sun. To control lean, turn container pot 1/2 or 1/4 between watering. 
  • Propagation: Root division, Offsets
  • Pests: Look out for mealybugs, spider mites, aphids, fungus gnats
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets