Alocasia Jacklyn Complete Guide To Grow And Care

Within the aroid family, Alocasia Jacklyn (Alocasia sulawesi sp.) is a recently found plant. It is believed to be a mutation of another species, Alocasia portei, and is native to Indonesia. The striking green foliage of this lovely tropical plant is outlined in fine, black lines. Each leaf resembles the head of a stag because of its deep lobes.

Alocasia Jacklyn is becoming a rare houseplant that collectors are interested in, but given the correct circumstances, it’s rather simple to maintain. It is poisonous to animals as well as people.

Alocasia Jacklyn Plant Overview

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Common Name  Alocasia Jacklyn
Botanical Name  Alocasia sulawesi sp.
Family Araceae
Plant Type Perennial, Tuber
Mature Size 5-8 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide
Sun Exposure  Part shade
Soil Type Moist, Well-drained
Soil pH Acidic
Native Area  Asia
Toxicity Toxic to humans and animals

Alocasia Jacklyn Care

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When given the proper circumstances, Alocasia Jacklyn is just as easy to care for as other Alocasia plants. Provide this houseplant with indirect light, a warm, humid atmosphere, and soil that is damp yet drains well. Here is how to take care of Jacklyn, an alocasia.

Light Requirements

Alocasia Jacklyn should be placed in an area with medium-to-bright indirect light. Avoid placing the plant in direct sunlight as this can scorch the leaves. The optimal location for a window is a few feet away from a south or west-facing window, or an east-facing window that receives only dim morning light.

Soil and Potting

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Plant alocasia Jacklyn in chunky, nutrient-rich soil that drains easily. You have the option to create your own or buy a pre-made aroid blend. One part potting mix and five parts chunky amendments (such as orchid bark, vermiculite, perlite, or coarse sand) should be combined.

Watering

When should you water your aloe plant? Jacklyn will vary depending on the season and the setup of your area. Your plant will require more water throughout the growing season than it will during the winter when development is slower. Before you water, make sure the soil is moist. To prevent root rot, just water until the top several inches of soil have dried.

Temperature and Environment

Since Alocasia Jacklyn is a tropical plant, warm, humid environments are ideal for its growth. Between 65 and 85 degrees is the perfect range. Lower than sixty degrees can harm your plant and hinder its growth. Make careful to bring the plant inside when the temperature drops below sixty degrees if you’ve left it outside for the summer. Owing to its tropical origins, the plant requires at least 60% humidity. Greater humidity produces more vibrant, larger leaves.

Fertilization

Feed your spring and summertime alocasia Jacklyn once a month. Use a half-strength solution of a balanced organic houseplant fertilizer. Fertilize right away after watering to prevent scorching sensitive roots. When the plant is dormant in the fall and winter, fertilizer should be avoided.

Pruning

Alocasia While Jacklyn doesn’t require frequent pruning, plants may gain by having yellowed or decaying leaves removed. Trim any decaying leaves at the petiole’s base. As a result, the plant may focus its efforts on developing healthily.

Propagating Alocasia Jacklyn

Rhizome clumps can be divided to propagate mature alocasia Jacklyn plants. For optimal results, do this throughout the spring or summer growing season. Small plant pots, freshly mixed potting mix, and a sanitized knife or pair of shears are required. This is the division of Alocasia Jacklyn.

  • Examine the root ball of the plant after carefully tipping it out of its pot. Search for rhizome parts that have a few stems and roots.

     

  • Cut out a healthy portion of the rhizome with strong root and stem growth using your knife or shears. A single plant can be divided into two or more plants as long as the rhizome is divided into sections with a few branches and roots.

     

  • The fresh potting mix should be added to the pots, and it should be wetted with water. Fill the pots with the rhizomes.
  • Position the sections in a warm, muggy area with moderate to strong indirect light. To improve humidity, place a clear plastic bag over the plants or run a humidifier close by. The new plants’ recuperation from propagation may take one to two months. A regrowth of leaves indicates that the cuttings have taken root.

Potting and Repotting Alocasia Jacklyn

When your alocasia Jacklyn starts to outgrow its pot or after two or three years, whichever comes first, you’ll know it’s time to repot. Seek for roots emerging from the container’s bottom drainage hole.

Pick a pot that is one size bigger and add more potting mix to it. Make sure the soil level in the new pot is the same as it was in the old one before carefully tipping the plant out of its old one. Give the plant plenty of water after repotting.

Common Pests & Plant Diseases 

Scale, mealybugs, and spider mites are examples of household plant pests that can harm your Alocasia Jacklyn. Keep an eye out for pest activity on the leaves and petioles, and remove any that you detect with a cotton ball or swab coated in rubbing alcohol. Refrain from applying alcohol directly to the plant as this may result in harm. Applying insecticidal soap or neem oil to the plant will keep pests from coming back.

Common Problems With Alocasia Jacklyn

Alocasia Although Jacklyn is often a fairly trouble-free plant, you should keep an eye out for any indications that something may be wrong. If you see any of these symptoms in your plant, take rapid action and adjust as necessary to ensure its success.

Leaves Turning Yellow

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Your alocasia Jacklyn’s leaves may become yellow for many reasons, such as overwatering or underwatering. Verify the moisture content of the soil and modify your watering plan as necessary. The roots of the plant should never stand in water since this can lead to root rot.

Leaves Turning Brown

This is an additional problem with several possible causes. A plant that has crispy edges and brown leaves is perhaps too dry. Verify that the plant has enough water and that the humidity level is high enough. If your alocasia Jacklyn isn’t getting enough light, its leaves could also become brown. If your plant is near a light source, it may get sunburned if it has brown blotches on its leaves.

Drooping Leaves

Alocasia Jacklyn leaves that droop may be the result of insufficient fertilization. The issue can be that you haven’t recently repotted or fertilized your plant with fresh soil. Other possible causes include changes in temperature, insufficient light, over- or underwatering, and transplant shock.

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