Alocasia macrorrhizos (Giant Taro)

Alocasia macrorrhizos (Giant Taro)

$260.00 inc. GST

Pot Size: Approx. 30cm(Ø) x 28cm(H)

1 in stock

Overall Height approx. 120cm

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Alocasia macrorrhizos (Giant Taro)

  • Alocasia macrorrhizos is a species of flowering plant in the arum family.
  • It is native to rainforests of Island Southeast Asia, New Guinea, and Queensland and has long been cultivated in the Philippines, many Pacific islands, and elsewhere in the tropics.
SOIL
  • Keep the soil moist.
  • They can also be grown in a well-aerated, moist potting mix growth medium.
  • For your own mix try:-
    • 50 percent potting soil.
    • 20 percent peat moss.
    • 20 percent orchid bark with charcoal.
    • 10 percent shredded sphagnum moss and a handful of perlite.
FERTILIZER
  • Feed this heavy feeder every three weeks during the warmer months with one half-strength fertilizer with a balanced N-P-K ratio or 20-20-20.
LIGHT
  • Plant in full to part shade – a bit of afternoon shade is appreciated.
  • When making a site selection keep your plant in an area that has bright indirect light, but not direct sunlight.
WATER
  • Water the soil well.
  • Give the plant extra water during the dry season, aiming for at least 1 inch per week, including rain.

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