Aloacasia plants feature some of the most beautiful foliage in the plant world. They have become a staple for plant lovers due to their visual and striking appearances. There are close to 100 species of Alocasia, with most being native to Asia and Australia.
Caring for an alocasia plant is relatively easy, and it's a great house plant for experienced growers and new plant lovers alike.
As long as you provide your alocasia with the right amount of light, water, and humidity your alocasia grow big and strong.
Alocasia Jacklyn Care
For a complete care guide on Alocasia plants, read our blog!
Alocasia Care: Your Ultimate Guide to the Elephant Ear Plant
In that guide you will learn how to choose the right Alocasia plant for your home, the best potting and soil methods, lighting and watering techniques, fertilizing schedule and how to identify and solve common problems that Alocasia plants may face. By the end of this guide, you will be an Alocasia pro, able to keep your elephant ear plant thriving for years to come.
Alocasia Jacklyn Light Needs
Alocasia Jacklyn plants thrive in medium to bright indirect sunlight. Be aware that they are not suited to low light or direct sunlight - which may scorch their leaves. If the area your alocasia is in has not enough light, consider using a grow light to boost its foliage.
Alocasia Jacklyn plants need bright indirect sunlight to grow strong. Placing them 2 to 3 feet from a window will supply them with enough to grow big and strong.
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Be sure that direct sunlight does not come in contact with the leaves, as this could burn the leaves. In the wild, alocasia plants live on the forest floor and receive diffused sunlight, so it's best to recreate that in our homes.
How to Water an Alocasia Jacklyn
When watering an Alocasia Jacklyn, you have to find a balance between providing it enough water for the plant to thrive, but not too much that it leads to over-watering.
Before watering, stick your finger about an inch into the soil. If the soil feels dry, it is time to add water. When you pull your finger out, if soil is stuck to it, your plant has some moisture left and may not need watering yet.
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When watering your Alocasia Jacklyn, we suggest using lukewarm water as it soaks into the soil much faster. Be sure to water your plant thoroughly and saturating the soil. Filtered water is the best choice, but you may use tap water if you leave it out for 24 hours beforehand.
Over-watering an alocasia can lead to root rot, which is a common problem for the Jacklyn. Watering your plant when the soil is dry to the touch, and allowing the top inch of soil to dry out before watering again, can help avoid over-watering and root rot.
Over time you will learn how much water your plant uses, and a proper watering schedule is important for the health of your Alocasia Jacklyn.
How Much Humidity an Alocasia Needs
Your Alocasia appreciates being placed in a humid environment. You can easily grow an Alocasia Jacklyn in Canada, but we have some advice.
Like most house plants, extra humidity is always a good option. Placing your plant in a bathroom with a bright window, or in your kitchen, can help provide it extra humidity that a living room may not have.
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One trick plant experts use is to place it close to other plants so they can create and share humidity amongst themselves.
Your Alocasia Jacklyn will thrive in temperatures ranging from 18-25ºC. Avoid abrupt temperature changes and cold drafts.
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