How to Grow Alocasia Plant-Watering Tips

Hello! Just looking to clarify how much and often I should be watering my alocasia plant. I just bought it today and all the potted soil was dry. Also will I be ok to not fertilize until after winter ?



Hi Krissy,

Wavy leaves, white veined Alocasia Plant
Alocasia Plant


Here are some care tips for your new alocaia plant.

Water: Always allow the top 2″- 3″ of the soil of to dry out before watering, and try to keep the soil evenly moist. Over-watering, wet leaves, and soggy soil make an alocasia plant susceptible to a variety of serious fungal infections. Check the soil frequently until you are sure of the plant’s watering needs. Water less during the winter when it is dormant.

Plant Food: Feed an Alocasia plant every two weeks from late March through September with a balanced plant food diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength. Never fertilize during the winter. Too much fertilizer causes salts to build up in the soil and burn the leaves.

Light: An alocasia plant requires very bright indirect light, but no direct sun.

You can read all my care tips on how to grow an Alocasia in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.