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Alocasia 'Sarian'

Alocasia 'Sarian'

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Description: Alocasia 'Sarian' is known for its tall, sturdy stems and large, glossy green leaves with bold, white or cream veins. This hybrid is a cross between Alocasia zebrina and Alocasia micholitziana, inheriting the best traits of both parents, including the zebra-striped stems and the large, dramatic foliage.

🌿 Botanical Name: Alocasia 'Sarian'

🐾 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 'Sarian' requires attention to humidity, watering, and light, making it suitable for plant owners who are willing to meet its care needs.

📏 Approximate Size: Alocasia 'Sarian' can grow to about 4-6 feet (1.2-1.8 meters) in height and 2-3 feet (60-90 cm) in width, making it a striking addition to indoor or outdoor spaces with its large, arrow-shaped leaves.

🌞 Light: Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate medium light levels. Direct sunlight should be avoided as it can scorch the leaves, while too low light can lead to leggy growth and reduced vigor.

💧 Water: Keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. 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. Employ a humidifier, mist the plant regularly, or place it on a pebble tray with water to increase ambient humidity around the plant.

🌡️ 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 adversely affect the plant.

❄️ 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 'Sarian' 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. Handle with care to ensure the health of both the parent and new plants.

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