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Alocasia: The jewels of the jungle

Dive into our extensive collection of Alocasia plants. With their distinctive leaves and exotic flair, alocasias are an impressive addition to any living space. Browse our range to find the Alocasia that perfectly suits your style and home. Enjoy the variety and choose the ideal Alocasia to bring green accents and tropical elegance into your living spaces. Welcome to the fascinating world of Alocasia plants!

Alocasia, also known as elephant ear plants, is a true treasure among houseplants. Originally native to the humid forests of Southeast Asia, they have found their way into our homes and are enjoying growing popularity. The characteristic feature of Alocasia is undoubtedly its striking leaves. These are large, heart-shaped and often a deep, rich green color that shines in contrast to the surrounding area. But it's not just the shape that impresses - the leaves are often streaked with vibrant patterns in various shades of green. Some varieties even display silver or white markings that resemble works of art.

What makes Alocasias even more remarkable are their bold stems. These can be shiny and sleek or have a deep crimson color that makes for a stunning contrast. Combined with the majestic leaves, the stems give the plant an almost royal elegance. However, alocasias are not only fascinating because of their appearance. They are also comparatively easy to care for and can thrive in a variety of environments. They prefer bright, indirect lighting conditions for optimal growth, but they are also quite adaptable to less bright rooms. Regular watering is crucial, although it is important that the soil does not dry out too much.

As far as humidity is concerned, alocasias like it high. This makes them ideal plants for bathrooms or kitchens where humidity is naturally higher. Alternatively, you can approach them with regular misting or increased humidity through the use of humidifiers or bowls of water. Not only are alocasias breathtakingly beautiful, but they also help purify the air indoors. They filter harmful substances from the air and thus improve indoor air quality. In addition, they give every room a piece of tropical paradise.

Alocasia FAQ

What types of Alocasia are there?

There are several species of Alocasia, including the impressive Alocasia amazonica with dark green leaves and white veins, the huge Alocasia macrorrhiza with heart-shaped leaves, the Alocasia zebrina with a striking zebra pattern, the fragrant Alocasia odora, the miniature Alocasia reginula with velvety, dark leaves , the copper-colored Alocasia cuprea and many others. Each species has its own unique characteristics and care requirements, but they are all characterized by their impressive leaves and exotic appearance.

How do I properly care for my Alocasia?

To take good care of your Alocasia plant, here are some important tips:

  • Place it in a location with bright, indirect light, but avoid direct sunlight.
  • Keep the room temperature between 18°C ​​and 24°C and protect the plant from temperature fluctuations and drafts.
  • Increase the humidity around the plant, especially in winter, by misting the leaves every now and then or using a humidifier
  • Water the plant regularly, but allow the top layer of soil to dry slightly between waterings to avoid waterlogging.
  • Use a well-drained potting soil mix and fertilize the plant during Growing season with a liquid houseplant fertilizer.
  • Repot the Alocasia only when it becomes too large for its pot.
  • Reduce watering and protect the plant from cold drafts in winter.
  • Clean the leaves occasionally to remove dust and keep an eye out for pests and diseases.

Use these care tips to ensure your Alocasia stays healthy and beautiful.

How often do I need to water and fertilize my Alocasia?

The frequency of watering and fertilizing your Alocasia depends on several factors, including the size of the plant, the pot, the room temperature and the humidity. Here are some general guidelines:


  • Water your Alocasia when the top layer of soil (about 2-3 cm deep) feels dry. Avoid drowning the plant in water as alocasias are sensitive to waterlogging.
  • In general, alocasias require water more frequently during the growing season (spring and summer) than in winter. During the winter, when growth slows, watering should be more sparing.
  • Make sure the pot has a drainage hole to drain away excess water. Do not let the water sit in the saucer after watering as this can cause root rot.


  • During During the growing season (spring and summer), it is advisable to fertilize your Alocasia approximately every 4-6 weeks with a balanced, liquid houseplant fertilizer. Use a halved dose of the amount recommended on the package to avoid over-fertilization.
  • In winter, when growth is slowed, reduce fertilization to once every 6-8 weeks or skip it altogether.< /li>

Be sure to observe the plant regularly and look for signs that indicate a need for water, such as slightly wilting leaves. If the leaves look limp or the top layer of soil is dry, it's time to water. Fertilizing should only be done during the active growing season.

Keep in mind that the exact frequency of watering and fertilizing may vary depending on the conditions in your home, so monitor your Alocasia carefully and adjust care accordingly.

Are Alocasias toxic to cats and dogs?

Yes, alocasia is poisonous to cats, dogs and other pets. These plants contain substances such as oxalates that can cause irritation to the mouth, throat, and stomach if swallowed or chewed. This can cause symptoms such as drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, and in severe cases, difficulty breathing.

It is important to place alocasias out of the reach of pets or in an area that your animals cannot reach. If you suspect that your pet has eaten Alocasia leaves or parts of the plant and is showing symptoms such as vomiting or feeling unwell, you should consult a veterinarian immediately for appropriate treatment. Depending on the amount of plant parts ingested and the size of your pet, poisoning can be serious.

It is always advisable to educate yourself about plant toxicity and ensure that all plants present in your home are safe for your pet Pets are non-toxic to ensure their health and safety.