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Alocasia Bambino Arrow

-REFERENCE SHEET- -TOXIC TO HUMANS AND ANIMALS -

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Simply stunning foliage, the leaves of the Alocasia amazonica Bambino Arrow are narrow with bright veins. It has a very similar appearance to Alocasia amazonica Polly, but is smaller and is also known as Jewel Alocasia.

This is a compact Alocasia ideal for table tops and shelves. The leaf blades are typically 15-18cm long and about 5cm wide with a dark purple underside.

Light: Thrives best in well lit, bright conditions, however direct sunlight will scorch the leaves.

Water: Keep the compost moist with warm water. Do not allow the soil to dry out. Little and often is a good approach.

Temperature: Needs to be kept warm, ideally between 18-22°C.

Humidity: Needs a moist environment with above average humidity. Stand on a pebble tray to improve humidity and mist frequently. Pop it in the shower for a while to give it an occasional boost.

Feed: Apply a slow release fertiliser once a month during the growing season.

Care Tips: Alocasia have a dormant period where leaves will fade and die so do not be alarmed when this happens. During this period, the plants will require less water, so simply moisten the soil from time to time.

Height and Growth Rate: Can reach 40cm. Alocasia are fast growing in the right conditions.

Toxicity: These plants are harmful if eaten end and are a skin and eye irritant. Keep out of reach of children and animals.

Origin: Southeast Asia

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