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Alocasia Maharani For Sale Online
Alocasia maharani or Grey Dragon Alocasia has beautiful shield-shaped dark green foliage that can reach up to 12 inches in length. It is different from other Alocasia plants because it has a thin layer of velvet on the leaves' tops. This creates a dark, soft texture. Let the dark leaves of an Alocasia Maharani pop against a white bookshelf in your office for a striking home decor look.
|1 to 2.5 feet in containers
|1.5 to 2 feet in containers
|Bright indirect light to low light
|Likes to stay evenly moist, let top inch dry out between waterings
|Indoor foliage; container gardens; ornamental indoor plant
How to Care for Alocasia Maharani
Before bringing home your new Alocasia Maharani plant, make sure to read the recommended care instructions for a smooth and successful transition to its new home.
What is the best light for Alocasia Maharani?
Alocasia Maharani leaves can tolerate bright, indirect light and they can also thrive in low light or fluorescent light. Since this is a tropical plant, its native environment is in light that is filtered by a lush tropical canopy. Direct sunlight may scorch the leaves if exposed for too long. When in doubt, choose a shelf rather than a windowsill for your Alocasia Maharani.
How much water does Alocasia Maharani need?
It's always best when you can keep an Alocasia Maharani evenly moist in soil with lots of drainage. The best way to realistically keep the right moisture levels for your Alocasia is to water it thoroughly, until water runs out of the drainage holes, and then let it dry out until the top inch is dry to the touch before watering again. If the leaves have started to wilt and the top of the soil is dry, your Alocasia is telling you that it is thirsty.
What kind of fertilizer is best for my Alocasia Maharani?
Alocasias respond well to any all-purpose indoor plant food, or any evenly balanced houseplant fertilizer. It is a good idea to fertilize your alocasias at least a few times a year in the spring and summer, since they are in pots and cannot get nutrition from the same sources that your outdoor plants do. Jack's Classic Indoor plant food is a great quick-release fertilizer in a powder form that mixes with water. You could also use a slow-release formula, such as Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor granules - whichever system works best for you will work best for your alocasias.
What kind of soil is right for Alocasia Maharani?
Alocasia Maharani likes to stay moist, so any potting mix with lots of organic matter and good drainage will make them happy. We like Espoma potting mix, but any well balanced organic potting mix will do.
Alocasia Maharani Grey Dragon is a rare and beautiful member of the Elephant Ear Family that produces beautiful dark silver leaves with purple undersides. It is a member of the Jewel Alocasia Group. They remain compact and are rare and highly prized in the houseplant community. Since this plant requires high humidity and bright indirect light it is a wonderful choice as a bathroom or kitchen plant.
Jewel Alocasia plants remain much smaller than their larger cousins making this a good choice for those that don't have space for a large elephant ear plant.