Alocasia 'Hilo Beauty'
Hi. I won an Alocasia 'Hilo Beauty' on Ebay. It looks nothing like the picture as fas as size. This new Alo has 2 teeny-weeny leaves, less than 1", and a third about to unravel.
Living in IL, it's difficult, but not impossible keeping Alos and Colos. I have a 3 yr old Alocasia, and two, 1 and 4 yr old Colocasias. They'll never be show specimens, lol, but thriving. The thing is, the older alo and colos were established when bought. The new Alo is a baby. Does anyone have any suggestions on care? Light, humidity, soil, fertilizing and repotting? Do I keep in its 2" square pot or repot in something a little larger? How much light does it need. One alo and one colo are in the upstairs bathroom adjacent a west window. Light is bright w/some direct, but not enough to burn. Unless a plant sat on the window ledge, there's very little actual direct sun. (I don't intend keeping on the ledge, unless someone thinks I should.) Humidity is fairly high since 5 showwers are taken daily, (one for an iguana, lol) daily misting, and some plants are set atop pebbles in trays. They're placed outside in summer.
Does anyone know how tall this Alo grows, and is there anything I can do to speed up growth? Thanks so much, Toni