Alocasia micholitziana Frydek ID 202 (actual plant)
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Alocasia micholitziana 'Frydek', also known as Alocasia Green Velvet is a stunningly beautiful variety of Alocasia that has grown massively in popularity over the last few years. Commonly known as Elephant's ear plant.
To provide good Alocasia Frydek care, provide bright indirect light, high humidity, and well-draining potting mix that stays lightly moist. Keep your Alocasia Frydek in temperatures of 18°C to 29°C and fertilize monthly when actively growing.
4 mature leaves +1 new growth
Biggest leaves: 28 x 15 cm
Height of pot: 55cm tall
Alocasia Frydek care tips:
🌤️ Light: Partial Sun
💧 Water: Twice a week in Singapore weather
🌿 Propagation: by division
↕️ Height: As tall as 2m high
🐶 Toxic to humans and animals
❤️ Difficulty level: Medium
Alocasia frydek care is similar to other Alocasias. It prefers bright, indirect light and remaining consistently moist. Maintaining a consistent moisture level is key to keeping your frydek happy, as too wet and it could develop root rot, or too dry and it could enter dormancy.
Common Problems with Alocasia Frydek plant
Drooping and wilting - Alocasia Frydek stores water in their stem, so droopiness is usually caused by underwatering. Once the stems are filled with water they will perk back up. Wilting can also be caused by overwatering, so the general rule is, always stick your finger into the potting mix to feel for moisture and determine the right cause of action.
Brown tips - Probably due to dry conditions (either dry soil or too little humidity), or too much direct sun can cause brown, crispy tips and edges.
Yellow leaves - This could be a sign of either overwatering or underwatering or insufficient airflow. Check that you are not keeping the frydek plant in an isolated corner.
Losing leaves - Please don't be alarmed by leaf loss, as the plant grows new leaves it will eventually lose the lower-most leaves. Common for Alocasia.
Leaf spot - This is a less common problem. If you frydek plant is suffering from leaf spot, use sharp, sterilized scissors to prune off the infected parts of the plant before it spreads. Use fungicide to treat the plant. Quarantine this plant from others while it's sick.