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Variegated Alocasia Odora Okinawa Silver – Rare

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Alocasia odora ‘Okinawa Silver’ comprise a genus of tuberous perennial tropical evergreen plants. The nickname “Elephant’s ears” comes from their distinct leaf shape. Alocasia odora ‘Okinawa Silver’ are grown as a houseplant all over the world because of the attractive color patterns and shape of the foliage, with many cultivars being available.

Sunlight

Full shade

Basic Care Guide

Water

During the growing season,Ā alocasiaĀ odora ‘Okinawa Silver’ requires great amounts of water due to its large leaves. Watering outdoorĀ plantsĀ depends on the weather. Generally, pottedĀ plantsĀ should beĀ sprayed with water once a day and watered when the surface layer of the soil is slightly dry.
During the winter, it goes into a dormant or semi-dormant state, growing slowly or not at all. DuringĀ thisĀ period, watering should be less frequent. Once a week will suffice. Excess moisture duringĀ thisĀ period can make theĀ plantĀ susceptible to root rot.

Fertilizer

Demand for fertilization varies betweenĀ AlocasiaĀ species. Some are not very demanding, while others, especially large species, are heavy feeders. Base fertilizer should be added to the soil before planting.Ā Add a bit of liquid fertilizer with each watering during the growing seasonĀ to keep it healthy and growing vigorously. Fertilization can be reduced gradually as theĀ plantsĀ enter dormancy, or stopped entirely after the temperature drops below 16 ā„ƒ.

Sunlight

Alocasia odora ‘Okinawa Silver’Ā can grow in filtered sunlight to shady conditions. Direct sunlight can burn leaves badly. On the other hand, if it is placed in an area with insufficient light for a long time, its stem will become slender and the leaves soft. It is best toĀ plantĀ alocasia odora ‘Okinawa Silver’ in partial shade.

Pruning

Remove dry, damaged, or yellow leaves to keep theĀ plantĀ in good shape. Prune with a serrated knife, and cut each leaf off at its base. Removing withered leaves will prevent theĀ plantĀ from wasting nutrients, transporting them directly to the healthy, young parts. If pests or diseases start developing, infected leaves should be pruned as soon as the symptoms are noticed.

Advanced Care Guide

Temperature

Alocasia odora ‘Okinawa Silver’Ā thrives in warm, humid environments all year round, and grows best at 20 to 30 ā„ƒ.Ā The lowest temperature it can tolerate is 8 ā„ƒ. If left in a low-temperature condition for a long time, it will grow poorly or even die.Ā Alocasia odora ‘Okinawa Silver’Ā shouldn’t be grown outdoors in areas that often have temperatures below 10 ā„ƒ during winter.
As it originates from tropical and subtropical climates,Ā alocasiaĀ odora ‘Okinawa Silver’ thrives in humid environments. Arid conditions are detrimental to its growth. During the growing season, it’s very important to keep moisture at favorable levels.Ā The soil must be moist at all timesĀ and relative air humidity shouldn’t be below 60%. Spraying the leaves regularly during the growing season can encourage growth and increase humidity in dry conditions.

Soil

Alocasia odora ‘Okinawa Silver’Ā is not that picky when it comes to soil type, but it grows best in loose and well-drained soils. If planted outdoors, it can grow successfully in all except water-retaining soils. Even though it thrives in humid environments, soggy soil will make it more susceptible to various fungal diseases. If potted, it’s best to use peat moss or sandy soil mixed with a small amount of organic fertilizer.

Planting

Alocasia odora ‘Okinawa Silver’Ā can be grown from seeds or ramets. Propagating from seed is a very demanding, slow process,Ā so the most common method is ramets.Ā They can be acquired from a healthy motherĀ plantĀ 2-3 years old in the spring.
The process starts by delicately removing theĀ plantĀ roots and rhizomes from the ground. When theĀ plantĀ is pulled out from the soil, gently rinse its root system with water using a garden hose. Rinse until the individual ramets become visible; then they can be easily pulled apart from the motherĀ plant. It is important to separate them very carefully with a sharp knife, so the roots suffer as little damage as possible.
plantĀ the separated ramets into individual pots filled with a mixture of a potting mix, a lot of sand, and some perlite. The substrate must drain well. Water the ramets after planting and keep the temperature of the soil between 18 to 25 ā„ƒ. After it grows into a newĀ plant, it’s better to repot it every year in spring to ensure better growth.

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