Alocasia odora variegata is very beautiful.This page is explain about Alocasia odora variegata species.
Odora variegata care
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone : 9b(10)-11
【Caution】 0℃ under, aerial part is wither.
Leaf scorch is arising 30℃ over sunny day. If you want to prevent Alocasia odora Leaf scorch, you need to shade(30~50% cut).
If the light is weak, the plants will be leggy（long stem）.
The long stem is irreversible.It needs to be cut and remake.
Let’s shine enough light on the Alocasia odora to bring out new and healthy leaves. Then get rid of the old stems.
Root rot prevention
Alocasia prefers water enough to be hydroponically grown. However, the stagnant water causes root rot.
Add zeolite, vermiculite, wood ash, Akadama soil, etc., to the potting soil to ensure air permeability.
1、Dig a hole.
2. Cut the tuber. (Rooting is essential.)
3. Leave the offspring(1~4).
4. Planting to soil.
Also possible with water.
Alocasia odora fertilizer
Slow-acting fertilizers are sufficient when the temperature is low. However, when the temperature exceeds 25 degrees Celsius, the growth becomes vigorous and a quick-acting chemical fertilizer is required.
Give liquid fertilizer or chemical fertilizer while observing the condition of the plant.
Alocasia odora variegata is strong plant. However, use household pesticides prophylactically.
Countermeasures against spider mites
Sprinkling water on the leaves will reduce the occurrence of spider mites.
I want to grow it without relying on pesticides as much as possible.
Alocasia odora variegata species
Alocasia odora “Okinawa silver”(albo)
Alocasia odora “Okinawa silver” is albo variegata.
Okinawa silver leaves
Okinawa silver stem and offspring
Okinawa silver root and new tuber
Alocasia odora “Okinawa gold”(Aurea)
Alocasia odora “Okinawa gold” has yellow variegation (aurea). It’s color changes from yellow to white.
Change in leaf color.
Variegated alocasia odora vs gageana vs macrorrhiza
Difference between alocasia odora, gageana and macrorrhiza. The difference between alocasia odora and gageana is the shape of the leaves. Variegated alocasia odora has a long leaf shape.
However, gageana has a round leaf shape.
The difference between alocasia odora and macrorrhiza is the connection between the leaves and the petioles.
Alocasia odora variegata price
Due to lack of stock, the price of Alocasia odora variegata has been rising in recent years. However, prices have begun to fall recently. It’s a plant that grows easily, so it seems that the supply has come in time.
In Japan, it was difficult to buy small seedlings for less than 10,000 yen (about 80 dollars) last year. However, it is possible to buy it for less than 10,000 yen (about 80 dollars) this year. Sales are mainly done at auction sites.
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