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This Buddha's hand (Alocasia cucullata) is a simple, tranquil beauty of a plant with heart shaped glossy leaves. It's often kept in temples in Laos and Thailand as it's believed to bring good luck. This plant is a great size for a mantle piece, desk or as a centre piece on a table and fits in our Frank, Jennie, Kevin, Mary, Sienna and Maria pots perfectly.
Light: Thrives in bright light to partial light shade. Direct sun will scorch the leaves though so no keeping it on a really bright windowsill.
Water: Keep the soil moist and don't let it dry out. Little and often is a nice approach for this one. They are not hard to keep, but they are slightly diva-ish in that they do prefer warm water.
Humidity: This plant likes a normal to increased level of humidity. It will relish a regular misting.
Height and growth rate: They are fast growing in the right conditions and can get to about 90cm tall.
Feed: Apply a weak dose of a fertiliser once a month during spring and summer.
Care tips: Alocasia have a dormant period where leaves will fade and die so don't worry if this happens, it's totally normal. During the dormant period, it will require less water.
Toxicity: This plant is harmful if ingested, so keep out of reach from children and animals.
Origin: South East Asia.