Alocasia Sarian

Alocasia sarian


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Check the soil regularly to make sure it’s moist at all times. During spring and summer, the plant grows actively, so it needs extra water to grow all the new leaves. I would suggest watering in smaller amounts at regular intervals. This will maintain the desired moisture content without letting the soil get soggy. The roots cannot tolerate wet feet or soggy soil, but don’t let the plant dry out completely. This species is not drought-tolerant; therefore, lack of water can damage the beautiful leaves as they will curl and go crispy. Insufficient watering may even kill your Alocasia.


The most attractive part of this plant is the leaves, but the plant needs bright indirect sunlight to maintain its foliage color. This plant prefers a balance between full sun and partial shade. Remember that this plant can burn easily in direct sun as Alocasias cannot withstand direct light at all.


Alocasia Sarian is a sizable houseplant great for any indoor space. This stunning centerpiece has an airy stem and leaf structure. It has a tropical look with forest, dark green leaves, and the tiger-striped stems.
Native to the rainforests of South Asia, this plant will thrive in warm, humid environments. It needs regular water in summer and spring, whereas little water works great in winter. It also needs bright sunlight with partial shade for optimum growth.
The Alocasia belongs to the Arum plant family with more than 70 varieties that are native to the tropical or subtropical regions of Asia and Australia. These plants create a bold, tropical atmosphere in any landscape or indoor garden.
This plant forms the leaves as part of the stems rather than at the end of the stems. It is a hybrid of two Alocasias, Alocasia Zebrina and Alocasia Micholitziana. It is named after an agriculture journalist Zac B. Sarian from the Philippines.
Because of the huge, pointy leaves, this plant is also known as the Elephant Ears.
Interestingly this plant is also called African Mask due to its resemblance to the mask in African culture.
When grown in warm climates throughout the year, this plant can grow up to 12 ft high. Whereas in colder climates, it mostly grows 5 to 6 ft tall.