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UPC: 257263375936

Plant Name: Alocasia 'Silver'

Alternate Names: None
Native Region: Indigenous to tropical and subtropical regions of Asia

Toxicity to Pets: Mildly toxic if ingested, may cause irritation. Keep out of reach of pets.

Soil Preference: Well-draining soil with good moisture retention. A mix of peat moss, perlite, and potting soil is suitable.

Water Requirements: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry, typically once a week. Adjust watering frequency based on humidity levels and season, ensuring the soil remains evenly moist.

Humidity Requirements: Alocasia 'Silver' prefers moderate to high humidity levels. In the drier climate of Stony Plain, Alberta, increase humidity by misting the plant regularly or placing it on a tray filled with pebbles and water.

Light Requirements: Thrives in bright, indirect sunlight. Place the plant near a window where it can receive filtered sunlight for several hours a day. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch the leaves.

Additional Tips: Alocasia 'Silver' is relatively low-maintenance but may require occasional pruning to remove yellow or damaged leaves. Fertilize every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength. Keep an eye out for pests like aphids, spider mites, and mealybugs, especially in indoor environments.

Pro Tip: Rotate the plant regularly to ensure even growth and prevent leaning towards the light source.

Fun Fact: Alocasia 'Silver' is prized for its striking silver-green foliage, which adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to any indoor space.

Symbolism or Meaning: Alocasia 'Silver' symbolizes purity, tranquility, and serenity, with its shimmering leaves evoking a sense of calm and peacefulness.

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