Feeding Alocasias: Tips On Fertilizing Alocasia Plants

By Liz Baessler Alocasias are fantastic plants for the garden or home. Native to Southeast Asia and Australia, they are used to warm temperatures year round and must be overwintered in pots or dug up and stored as bulbs in a cool, dry place in all but the warmest climates. Regardless of how you grow them, though, fertilizing alocasia plants is essential to their healthy growth. Keep reading to learn about alocasia plant feeding and when to fertilize alocasia. Feeding Alocasias Alocasia plants have the potential to become enormous. If overwintered successfully for multiple years, they can reach 10 feet (3 m.) in height and produce leaves that are 3 feet (0.9 m) long. The key to growing such stunning plants is fertilizer. Alocasias are very heavy feeders, and fertilizing alocasia plants frequently is the only way to keep up with their appetite. Before planting your alocasias, mix 2 pounds

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