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Alocasia reginula is a slow-growing plant that can reach up to 2 feet in height. It requires bright, indirect light and moist, well-draining soil. The plant prefers warm, humid environments and does not tolerate cold temperatures.
Watering:Alocasia reginula should be kept evenly moist, but not waterlogged. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings. It is important to avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot.
Lighting:The plant prefers bright, indirect light, but can also tolerate some direct morning or evening sun. Too much direct sun can scorch the leaves. If the leaves start to yellow or become discolored, this may indicate that the plant is getting too much or too little light.
Humidity:Alocasia reginula prefers a humid environment, with a relative humidity of around 60-70%. To increase humidity, you can place a humidifier nearby or mist the leaves regularly. Avoid exposing the plant to drafts, as this can cause the leaves to dry out and become discolored.
Feeding:Alocasia reginula should be fed monthly with a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer). In the winter, reduce feeding to every other month.
Pests & Deficiencies:Alocasia reginula is susceptible to mealybugs, spider mites, and scale insects. Keep an eye out for any signs of infestation and treat promptly. Yellow leaves can indicate a nitrogen deficiency, while brown edges on the leaves can indicate a calcium or magnesium deficiency. Adjust your fertilizer regimen accordingly.