Alocasia 'Hilo Beauty'

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The Alocasia Hilo Beauty boasts broad, elephant ear leaves that exude a captivating camouflage pattern. Set against a backdrop of rich, deep green foliage with sleek edges and vibrant chartreuse accents, this botanical marvel effortlessly introduces the "wow" factor to any plant collection.

Its classification is as complex as its patterned leaves. The Hilo Beauty stands as a hybrid, yet the specific species involved in the cross remain uncertain-some believe it is  a cross between Alocasia and Caladium. 

Scientific Name: Caladium praetermissum

Common Names: Alocasia Hilo Beauty, Caladium Hilo Beauty

Care Instructions

Light: Thrives in bright, indirect sunlight. Place it near a window with filtered light, but avoid direct sun exposure to prevent leaf damage.

Water: Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy. Water when the top inch of the soil feels dry, typically every 1-2 weeks. Ensure that the pot has proper drainage to prevent overwatering.

Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix with a mix of peat moss, perlite, and a touch of organic matter. 

Humidity: Alocasia appreciate higher humidity levels. To create a suitable environment, consider using a humidity tray, a room humidifier, or mist the plant regularly to keep the air around it comfortably moist.

Temperature: Keep your Alocasia in a warm environment. Ideally, maintain temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C). Avoid exposing it to drafts or sudden temperature changes.

Fertilizer: Feed your Alocasia every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, diluted liquid fertilizer. Reduce or eliminate feeding during the winter months when the plant is less active.

Pet Information: The Alocasia Hilo is toxic to pets.