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Alocasia azlanii is a tropical plant native to Southeast Asia that is prized for its large, glossy leaves. The leaves are a deep green color with a metallic sheen and can grow up to 2 feet long. The plant is a slow grower, but can eventually reach heights of 4-5 feet.
Watering:Alocasia azlanii prefers consistently moist soil, but it is important to avoid letting the soil become waterlogged. Water the plant thoroughly and allow the top inch of soil to dry out before watering again. In the winter, reduce watering slightly.
Lighting:This plant thrives in bright, indirect light but can also tolerate low light conditions. Avoid direct sun exposure, as this can scorch the leaves.
Humidity:Alocasia azlanii prefers a humid environment, with a relative humidity between 60-70%. You can increase humidity by placing a tray of water near the plant or by misting it regularly.
Feeding:Alocasia azlanii should be fed every 4-6 weeks during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. In the winter, reduce feeding to once a month.
Pests & Deficiencies:Alocasia azlanii is susceptible to mealybugs, spider mites, and scale insects. Regularly inspecting the plant and treating any infestations promptly can help prevent pest problems. If the leaves begin to yellow, it may be a sign of fertilizer burn or a deficiency. Check the soil pH and adjust as needed.