Alocasia Lutea - 40-50 cm / Nursery Plastic Pot is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.
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Alocasia lutea, also known as the Yellow-veined Elephant Ear or Golden Alocasia, is a species of Alocasia native to Southeast Asia. Here is some information about Alocasia lutea:
Appearance: Alocasia lutea is a medium-sized Alocasia species that typically reaches a height of about 2 to 3 feet (60 to 90 centimeters). It has arrow-shaped leaves with prominent yellow veins, which give it its common names. The leaves are glossy and can grow to be around 10 to 12 inches (25 to 30 centimeters) long.
Growth habit: Alocasia lutea has an upright growth habit, with a clumping or clustering growth pattern. It forms multiple stems from the base, creating a fuller appearance.
Light requirements: Alocasia lutea thrives in bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some shade, but it generally prefers bright, filtered light. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.
Temperature and humidity: This plant prefers warm temperatures between 65°F and 85°F (18°C to 29°C). It appreciates higher humidity levels, similar to other Alocasia species. Providing adequate humidity through misting, placing the plant near a humidifier, or using a pebble tray can help create a favorable environment.
Watering: Water Alocasia lutea thoroughly when the top inch (2.5 centimeters) of soil feels dry. It prefers consistently moist soil but should not be overwatered. Ensure that the pot has proper drainage to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot.