Part of Alocasia care is ensuring that your plant gets enough light. Yes the Alocasia does need sun but it doesn’t need direct sunlight. Instead the Alocasia prefers indirect light to even partial shade. An east or west facing windowsill if perfect for an Alocasia but keep an eye on your plant to make sure it’s not receiving too much or too little light. That way you can keep your Alocasia as an indoor plant.
If you don’t have access to east or west facing light sources then a south facing window is fine, but if you have strong sunlight consider buying a sheer curtain to filter the light or place the plant further back from the light source to avoid scorching and damaging the plant.
You can even place your plant further into your room and don’t have to leave it on the windowsill in order for it to thrive. Alocasia are so interesting they can make fantastic centre pieces or floor plants.
Light isn’t the only thing that this plant needs to survive and thrive. It also likes to live in warmer conditions so if you have a cold or drafty home then you may need to consider purchasing a different plant or seeing if you can create an area in your home that is warmer than other rooms. If you are able to do that then that spot if where your Alocasia will need to live.
They also like moisture in the air, which means if you don’t live in a humid environment you may need to try and create one. You can do this through buying a humidifier, placing water trays around your plants or misting your plants regularly. All of these things help to promote the right conditions for your Alocasia to grow well.
If you do want to start keeping Alocasia then the most important thing is that you understand how they grow and what conditions you need to create to help them to thrive.
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