how to plant?

Mistee17March 9, 2013

Hi - So , here is my question. I just received a
small alocasia x portora plant. It, fits in the
palm of my hand. I am, trying to find out what
type soil and size pot to plant it in.
I really want to give it a good start. I have read
that they can get quite large.
If anyone can help me out ,I would really appreciate it.
Thank you, Mistee.

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lomodor(6)

hey mistee..
watch out..growing these aroids can be addictive..
lol.. they are fun,interesting plants..and very diverse..
thats a great alocasia..and yes..they can given optimal
conditions get very large..
good potting mix is a well draining soil.. i use pumice with my soil less mix.. a good quality potting mix would work fine..
i would just add either pumice..or perlite..
while growing..they like to be watered well..not water logged..but dont let them dry out..
moderate sun..and warmth..dont know where u r at..but here in utah..i dont put my tropicals out until june..
good luck to ya....

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 6:23PM
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Mistee17

Hi - Thank you, for all the instruction. So, should I put it in a small pot till it grows bigger? Thank you, Mistee

    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 7:17PM
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lomodor(6)

sounds like its a small plant..im sure a gallon size
pot would be fine until summer .. then you'll need to
decide whether to put in large pot..or just plant in a garden
i will pot up my EE's soon.. then i haul them out to get sun..and bring back in.until nites are solidly in 50sF..
then i plant them all in my gardens..
if u can take pics and post..so we can see how it does..
good luck to ya !!!!!

    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 10:16PM
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