now putting out a couple of brand new leaves that's I'm very happy about:0) The pot is only about an inch bigger around then the root-ball. It's been doing great but about a month or two ago I noticed some of its leaves turning yellow. Prefers part sun to shade.

Increase the humidity around your plant by misting the leaves on a regular basis, using a pebble tray, or moving a humidifier nearby. Here are a few pics. Root or stem rot can occur sometimes. Most of these herbaceous species in the arum or aroid family (Araceae) that are offered as ornamentals belong to the genera Colocasia, Alocasia, and Xanthosoma, although there are others that have similar appearance and growth habits. If Alocasia has yellow leaves, it’s been too wet or too dry. Alocasia macrorrhiza leaves yellowing and drooping? Planting Problems. “Elephant ears” is the common name for a group of tropical perennial plants grown for their large, heart-shaped leaves.

Also, only one stem/branch is drooping, but I'm wondering if it does need water.

It thrives in rainforests and moist coastal environments. When the fungus is in full bloom, there is also fuzzy growth. Could this be caused by overwatering/ not allowing the plant to dry out between watering?

Lastly, in Borneo cooked rice is mixed with yeast and wrapped in Giant Taro leaves to ferment. If a human or pet chews or bites into the leaves, they will release the crystals. See more ideas about Alocasia plant, Plant leaves and Planting flowers. It can cause swelling and irritation of the mouth and GI tract. The temp in my house is usually 78 or 79. A. MACRORRHIZA 'BLACKSTEM' A large elephant ear, three to five feet tall, with upward-pointing, two-foot wide, dark green leaves, slightly ruffled along the edges. A striking beauty with its dramatic, gigantic leaves, Alocasia macrorrhiza (Giant Taro) is a rhizomatous evergreen perennial which is excellent for bringing a lush look to gardens. Hardy in Zones 9 to 11. Great container plant. Hi Everyone, I've had an Alocasia for about a year now.

Alocasia macrorrhiza is a perennial with large heart shaped leaves with pale yellow scented flowers followed by red berries. Also, only one stem/branch is drooping, but I'm wondering if it does need water. The species is also called “Upright Elephant Ears.” Giant Taro is a good source of Vitamin C, phosphorus and iron. The leaves of the A macrorrhiza always point up and hence the name, Upright Elephant Ear. Jan 15, 2020 - Explore bethhartnell56's board "Alocasia plant" on Pinterest.

Very large yellow spots at the edges of the leaves indicate lack of water, but smaller yellow spots closer to the roots of the plants indicate too much water. The leaves weep a clear liquid that looks and feels like water. Botanical Name: . Dec 20, 2016 - Explore MyrtleGlenFL's board "Alocasia" on Pinterest. It’s important to place a sleeve around the plants in the cold months. Very rarely, there will be extreme swelling … Just because the leaves of this gorgeous plant are dark and moody, doesn’t mean it likes the darkness. The plant develops spots on the leaves at temperatures below 12-15°C. (PICS+) Quote; Post by pdid » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:47 pm The leaves on my A. mac have turned yellow and a few have drooped, the plant feels solid enough. pointing downwards excepting Alocasia macrorrhiza. Grows well in amongst ferns and other shade loving plants.

I don't know the kind of alocasia they are, by the way.

Alocasia is sensitive to cold. See more ideas about Plants, Plant leaves and Garden. The leaves weep a clear liquid that looks and feels like water. The Alocasia is a very poisonous plant; the leaves contain insoluble oxalate crystals.

With those beautiful larger leaves, sturdy stems and pure green leaves with intricate leaf veins across its face.

I thought that it was just the cycle of life and nothing was wrong.

5396 Alocasia macrorrhiza lutea - Solid Gold.

Resembling the ears of an elephant, thick, prominently-veined, ruffled, green leaves are borne on rigid stalks (petioles) which jut vertically from a stout upright trunk. Neutral: On Apr 22, 2003, PlanterRik from Birmingham, AL (Zone 7b) wrote: There are many aroids that are similar in appearance.

Here are a few pics.

It has glossy emerald green leaves up to 1 metre long held stiffly upwards, with prominent yellow veining on the underside of the leaves.

Recently, more leaves have been turning yellow and eventually dry up. I don't know the kind of alocasia they are, by the way. Your Alocasia is tropical, so it will thrive in more humid environments.