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Alocasia 'Red Mambo'

Alocasia 'Red Mambo'

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Description: Alocasia 'Red Mambo' is prized for its elegant, arrow-shaped leaves that are glossy green on top with a vibrant red underneath. The contrast is particularly striking when light filters through the leaves, making 'Red Mambo' a stunning addition to any indoor plant collection.

🌿 Botanical Name: Alocasia 'Red Mambo'

🐾 Pet Warning: Toxic to cats and dogs if ingested, causing oral irritation, pain and swelling of the mouth, tongue, and lips, vomiting, and difficulty swallowing. It's advisable to keep this plant out of reach of pets.

💧 Care Level: Moderate. Alocasia 'Red Mambo' demands attention to its specific care requirements, particularly regarding humidity, watering, and light, making it suitable for those willing to provide a bit more care.

📏 Approximate Size: Alocasia 'Red Mambo' typically grows to about 1-2 feet (30-60 cm) in height and width. Its notable feature is its dark, glossy leaves with a striking red underside, adding a dramatic flair to its appearance.

🌞 Light: Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate medium light levels. Direct sunlight should be avoided as it can scorch the leaves, while insufficient light may lead to less vibrant leaf coloration.

💧 Water: Maintain evenly moist soil, but avoid waterlogging. Water when the top inch of soil begins to dry out, using distilled or rainwater to minimize the risk of leaf spotting and mineral buildup.

💦 Humidity: Requires high humidity levels to thrive. Use a humidifier, mist the plant regularly, or place it on a pebble tray with water to increase ambient humidity.

🌡️ Temperature: Thrives in warm conditions, with ideal temperatures ranging from 65°F to 85°F (18°C to 29°C). Protect from temperatures below 60°F (15°C), as cold can cause damage.

❄️ Hardiness: Not frost-tolerant and best grown as an indoor plant in most climates, or outdoors in tropical climates where temperatures remain within its ideal range.

🌱 Fertilizing: Fertilize every 4 to 6 weeks during the growing season with a balanced, liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength. Reduce fertilizing during the winter months.

🔄 Re-potting: Re-pot in the spring every 1 to 2 years, using a well-draining potting mix rich in organic matter. Choose a pot that is only slightly larger than the current one, as 'Red Mambo' prefers not to be too root-bound.

🌱 Propagation: Propagate through division during repotting. Ensure each division includes at least one growth point for successful propagation. Careful handling is necessary to ensure the health of both the parent and new plants.

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