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