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Alocasia 'Sumo'

Alocasia 'Sumo'


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The alocasia sumo features broad, deep green leaves with iridescent red coloring underneath. Like all alocasias, the sumo’s leaves have an individual life expectancy, and new growth will replace the leaves as they die off. Lovers of warm, humid environments means this plant will thrive in a sunny kitchen or bright nook!


Climate - Native to tropical regions of Southeast Asia

Light - Bright indirect to low indirect, can be acclimated to withstand very limited direct light

Soil - Well-draining potting soil with peat moss, wait until it becomes potbound to repot

Water - Water weekly keeping soil evenly moist, let top 2 inches dry but never let dry out fully

Humidity - Likes increased humidity, use pebble tray or light misting

Temperature - Typical indoor temperature acceptable, prefers temperatures above 60 degrees 

Fertilizer - Fertilize every 2 weeks during growing season with ½ concentration houseplant fertilizer 

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This plant needs to be thoroughly watered once a week in spring and summer and every other week in colder months.


Normal, This plant can adapt to many light conditions as long as it is not directly in the window