Plant Of The Month: Variegated Alocasia

We are thrilled to announce our Plant of the Month for October is the highly sought after and beautiful Alocasia Macrorrhizos Variegata.  Variegated plants are very trendy, so we were excited to add this specimen to our collection.  Alocasia Macrorrhizos are very popular houseplants because they grow so quickly and easily, but variegated specimens can be difficult to find. We were fortunate enough to obtain several variegated Alocasia recently and are excited to offer this in our store in Jaco as well as through our webstore.

Alocasia Macrorrhizos Variegata is one of the easiest and fastest growing variegated species.  These plants prefer a warm and humid environment and medium to bright indirect interior light, or partial shade outdoors.  These are very showy plants that grow quite large (1-1.5m+ at maturity).

Variegation varies on each leaf but is quite prominent overall.  It is not uncommon to see leaves that are 50%+ white.  Occasionally these plants may produce pure white leaves, although these often die off fairly quickly as they lack chlorophyll.  These plants are very easy to care for, but by keeping it in medium indirect light indoors, or partial shade outdoors, you will tend to achieve the best leaf size and variegation.

We have recently updated our online store and have added many new plants species, including several larger plants like these variegated Alocasias.  If you can’t make it to our store in Jaco, you can order our Plant of the Month in our online store HERE.  Most orders to the San Jose area arrive in 1-2 business days and can be delivered directly to you at home or at work.    Remember that Plant of the Month Club Members receive 10% off  Alocasia Macrorrhizos Variegata plants for the entire month of October!  Register today.

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