Alocasia 'Hilo Beauty'
syn. Caladium praetermissum
The plant was recently reclassified as a caladium, but still goes by Alocasia frequently in the trade. It displays dark green polka dots against a bright, light green foliage. This pattern becomes more pronounced with age and an increase in leaf size. Leaves will grow up to 8 inches; 'Hilo Beauty' will grow 2 feet tall and wide.
Sprig size is grown and shipped in a 2" pot.
Light: Bright, indirect light. Ok with a little direct sun.
Water: Water once the top one inch of soil is dry. Does not like to dry out completely.
Fertilizer: Should to be regularly fertilized in the spring and summer months.
Soil: Needs very well draining soil and a slightly acidic soil pH. We recommend: Alocasia Soil
Pests: Overwatering is the main problem encountered with this plant. Use of a well developed is the best option for avoiding this. Spider mites are very common especially in the late summer, or warm dry months. Native to Pacific islands