Alocasia ‘Hilo Beauty’ (Hilo Beauty Elephant Ear) is an attractive, ornamental perennial plant that grows up to 2 to 4 feet tall. It has bluish-black stems and variegated large heart-shaped leaves however each leaf is marked with various shades of pale white, lime green, with clear hued speckled blotches almost camouflaging the whole leaf.
Alocasia ‘Hilo Beauty’ thrives best in bright, indirect light but will survive in shade. Avoid direct sunlight.
It grows well in a well-drained but moist, rich organic mix. It prefers the soil pH range of 5.6 to 7.0. Try to avoid wet, mucky, or dry, sandy soils.
Water your plant regularly during the growing season and always keep the soil evenly moist but not soggy. Alocasia plants require less water during the winter when it’s dormant. You can allow the topsoil to become slightly dry between each watering.
Alocasia ‘Hilo Beauty’ grows best in high humidity. To improve the humidity around a houseplant, place the plant on a tray filled with pebbles and water. Be sure the plant is sitting on the pebbles and not in the water. You can also increase the humidity around an Alocasia Plant by placing a small humidifier near the plant or grouping plants together.
It prefers an average to warm temperatures between 65 degrees Fahrenheit – 75 degrees Fahrenheit / 18 degrees Celsius – 24 degrees Celsius. Do not let the temperature remain under 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
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