Alocasia 'Safari Morocco' (Alocasia Morocco)

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Alocasia 'Safari Morocco' (Alocasia Morocco)

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The Alocasia 'Safari Morocco' is a stunning plant with large arrow-shaped green leaves and prominent veins. Alocasias are members of the aroid family of plants and were native to tropical Asia; however, Alocasia Morocco is a hybrid. They thrive in warm humid environments. Alocasias need some attention and care to thrive so why not indulge your green thumb with a challenging project and enjoy watching your plant thrive under your care.

Alocasia morocco care

Alocasia morocco plants prefer bright indirect sunlight, well-draining soil, and high humidity. They should be watered when the top 2-5 cm of soil is dry, ensuring the soil never gets bone dry. To prevent root rot, do not let the plant pot sit in water. Alocasia plants are sensitive to chemicals, so it is best to use filtered water or rainwater. These plants are also susceptible to mealybugs, spider mites, and aphids. If your Alocasia gets a pest infestation, try pruning away damaged parts, wash the remaining plant with water and treat with white oil. Keeping your Alocasia morocco healthy with the right amount of sunlight, water, humidity and nutrition will keep it healthy and prevent pest infestation. Alocasia plants can be propagated by division. With just a little bit of care, Alocasia Morocco will thrive and provide you with years of enjoyment, so order your Alocasia morocco online today!

Light requirement: Part sun/part shade and Bright indirect sunlight

Water requirement: High

Watering frequency: When the top 5cm of the potting mix is dry to the touch. Ensure the potting mix does not dry out completely to prevent leaf browning. On the other hand, similar to most potted plants, overwatering can cause root rot and pest problems. To keep your Alocasia happy, ensure you are watering it just right.

Soil: Rich, consistently moist but well-draining.

Skill level: Expert

Growth rate: Intermediate

Suitable for containers: Yes

More info: 1) Humidity: Alocasias are originally from tropical and sub-tropical regions and thrive in warm, humid conditions. Low humidity can cause leaf browning. Alocasias love about 70% humidity, but can be happy with 60% humidity - the humidity that Sydney more or less has throughout the year except for July, August and September. Increasing humidity levels with a humidifier or a pebble tray with water will make your plant healthier and keep the leaves looking lush.
2) Winter: Alocasias are not frost tolerant. Either bring them indoors during winters or plant them in an area that is protected from strong winter winds and mulch well. During winter, the leaves might die back. If this happens, reduce watering and feeding and the plant might grow back in spring!

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Drought tolerance: Low

Frost tolerance: Low

Wind tolerance: Low

Disease and pest susceptibility: Alocasias are susceptible to pests and diseases including spidermites, mealybugs, and blackspot. Washing the leaves (gentle water pressure) once a month or spraying the leaves with white oil and wiping with a soft cloth are good ways to prevent infestations.

Mature height: 100 cm

Mature width: 80 cm

Suitable for shaping: No

Colour: Dark green with cream venation and pink stems.

Variegation: Yes

Size: Large

Seasonality: Younger plants might go into winter dormancy when not in their normal climatic habitat (e.g. in Sydney).

Flowering: Yes; but primarily grown for it's foliage

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Flowering season: Spring and summer

Fruit: Insignificant

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