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Alocasia Melo

Alocasia Melo

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INDOMARTZ is an Indonesian Product Online Store. Available for sale Alocasia Melo, the plants we offer are native plants cultivated by our local farmers. Can ship to USA, CANADA, EUROPE, ASIA and AFRICA legalized with Phytosanitary Certificate. Buy online Alocasia Melo in our shop with safe and secure payment.

Plant photos are for reference. We always choose the best plants for buyers. The size and shape of the plant to be sent is like the one in the photo, more or less the leaves depend on the stock available. Prior to the delivery process, the plants will receive special treatment in quarantine so that they are clean from pests, insects and shipping plants without using soil media but instead using alternative planting media, namely moss or tissue.

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Description and Characteristics

Description and Characteristics of Alocasia Melo

Alocasia Melo is a unique and rare plant that belongs to the Araceae family.It is native to the rainforests of Borneo and is characterized by its stunning, large and velvety green leaves that can grow up to 1 meter in length.This plant is also known as Alocasia rugosa 'Melo' due to the rough and bumpy texture of its foliage.

The Alocasia Melo plant requires a warm and humid environment with bright, indirect sunlight.It prefers well-drained soil and requires regular watering to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged.This plant is sensitive to cold temperatures and does not tolerate frost.

One of the most striking characteristics of Alocasia Melo is its unique foliage texture.The leaves are large, heart-shaped, and velvety, with deep veins that add to its beauty.The texture of the leaves is rough and bumpy, giving it a distinct tactile quality.The plant produces white, spiky flowers on tall stalks, but they are relatively insignificant compared to the foliage.

Overall, Alocasia Melo is a stunning plant that can make a bold statement in any indoor or outdoor garden.It requires careful attention to its growing conditions, but the reward of its unique and beautiful foliage makes it worth the effort.

How to Care for Optimal Growing

Alocasia Melo Plant Care

To ensure optimal growth and health of your Alocasia Melo plant, here are some care tips to follow:

  1. Lighting: Alocasia Melo plants prefer bright, indirect sunlight.Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, so it's best to place the plant near a window with filtered light or use sheer curtains to diffuse the sunlight.
  2. Watering: Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged.Water the plant thoroughly, and then allow the top layer of soil to dry out before watering again.Overwatering can lead to root rot, so make sure the pot has good drainage.
  3. Humidity: Alocasia Melo plants thrive in high humidity, which mimics their natural rainforest environment.You can increase humidity by placing a tray of water near the plant or using a humidifier.
  4. Soil: Alocasia Melo plants prefer well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter.Use a soil mix that contains peat moss, perlite and vermiculite to ensure proper drainage.
  5. Fertilizer: Feed the plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer once a month during the growing season (spring and summer).Do not fertilize during the dormant season (fall and winter).
  6. Temperature: Alocasia Melo plants prefer warm temperatures between 65-85°F (18-29°C).They are sensitive to cold temperatures and should be kept away from drafts and air conditioning.
  7. Pruning: Remove any dead or yellowing leaves regularly to promote healthy growth.

By following these care tips, your Alocasia Melo plant can thrive and grow into a beautiful and stunning addition to your indoor or outdoor garden.

Common Issues and Troubleshooting

Common Issues and Troubleshooting of Alocasia Melo

While Alocasia Melo is a stunning plant, it can be prone to certain issues.Here are some common problems and troubleshooting tips:

  1. Yellowing leaves: If the leaves are turning yellow, it may be a sign of overwatering or root rot.Reduce watering and make sure the pot has good drainage.If the soil is waterlogged, repot the plant in fresh, well-draining soil.
  2. Brown spots on leaves: Brown spots can be a sign of underwatering or fungal disease.Check the soil moisture and adjust watering as needed.If the problem persists, apply a fungicide to the affected leaves.
  3. Curling leaves: If the leaves are curling, it may be a sign of low humidity.Increase humidity by misting the leaves regularly or using a humidifier.
  4. Pests: Alocasia Melo plants can be susceptible to pests such as spider mites, mealy bugs, and scale insects.Use an insecticidal soap or neem oil to treat the affected areas.
  5. Wilting leaves: Wilting leaves can be a sign of underwatering or root damage.Check the soil moisture and adjust watering as needed.If the problem persists, inspect the roots for damage or disease.
  6. Slow growth: If the plant is not growing as expected, it may be a sign of insufficient light or nutrients.Move the plant to a brighter location or fertilize it with a balanced liquid fertilizer.

By identifying and addressing these common issues, you can help your Alocasia Melo plant thrive and grow into a healthy and stunning addition to your indoor or outdoor garden.

Treatment After Shipment

Here are some general steps you can follow after buying houseplants online from abroad :

  • Unpack your plants : Carefully remove your plants from their packaging and inspect them for any damage that may have occurred during shipping. Separate the moss/tissue at the roots. Cut and discard any damaged or rotting roots, Also check the leaves, cut and discard if any are yellow.
  • Plant acclimatization : Clean with clean water and give anti-bacterial or anti-fungal drugs. Give your plants some time to adjust to their new environment. They may be stressed from the shipping process and may need a few days to acclimate to their new surroundings.
  • Repot the plants : They may need to be repotted into larger containers. Choose a pot that is one size larger than the current pot and make sure it has drainage holes.
  • Water the plants : Check the soil moisture level and water your plants as needed. Be sure not to overwater, as this can lead to root rot.
  • Provide adequate lighting: Most houseplants require bright, indirect light. Place your plants in a location that provides the appropriate lighting for their specific needs.
  • Monitor the plants : Keep an eye on your plants and watch for any signs of stress or disease. Take action immediately if you notice any issues.
  • Follow care instructions : Make sure to follow the care instructions that came with your plants, as different species have different requirements for water, light, and humidity.

Overall, the key to success with houseplants is to provide them with the right environment and care. With a little attention and patience, your new plants should thrive in their new home!

Handling Time

It takes 1–2 weeks for the process of obtaining export permits and laboratory examinations for the issuance of Phytosanitary Certificates. Plants can be sent if a phytosanitary certificate has been issued.

Delivery

Alocasia Melo are sent from East Java, Indonesia. The shipping fee is (USA : 60 USD) & (Others Country : 70 USD) per order, with an estimated delivery time of 5–10 business days to the destination of the package. Shipping services using DHL EXPRESS or CARGO. We will send a tracking number and link via email so buyers can monitor the journey of their package.

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