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RARE Alocasia Variegated 'Frydek' - Plantlet Growing In Gel - *ONLINE ONLY*

$39.99

The Frydek Alocasia, often referred to as Alocasia Micholitziana 'Frydek,' is a stunning houseplant that boasts velvety, dark green leaves with striking white veins. This plant's arrow-shaped foliage creates a dramatic and elegant display, making it a perfect choice for plant enthusiasts looking to add a touch of sophistication to their indoor garden. Known for its exotic appearance and unique texture, the Frydek Alocasia is sure to captivate and enhance any living space.


Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Alocasia 'Frydek'
  • Common Name: Elephant’s Ear, Persian Palm
  • 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 7' 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

THESE ARE PLANTLETS GROWING IN GEL AND MUST BE ACCLIMATED USING THESE STEPS:

Step 1- DO NOT do anything to the culture for 1-2 days to allow them to adjust to their new temperatures

Step 2- Open the package & wash out the jelly as thoroughly as possible. A small paintbrush can be gently used to assist with the cleaning process. 

Step 3- Soak them in a rooting hormone if available. This step is not necessary for success but it will increase the root growth and get you off a good start

Step 4- Plant your cultures in the medium of your choice. We recommend a chunky blend of coco husk & perlite, any well-draining soil will do in a pinch

Step 5- Place them into a closed package (container or plastic bag) while allowing light to pass through. Place under a grow light or in a bright area out of direct sunlight

Step 6- Leave plants covered for the first 7 days.  The following 7 to 10 days slowly expose plants to ambient air. Each day exposing the plants to slightly more air until fully acclimated. 

It is up to the customer to be able to provide proper acclimation to the plantlets. Ed's Plant Shop will not be held liable for plantlets that do not survive acclimation. By purchasing this product, you agree to these terms