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Alocasia Safari Series

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Alocasia Safari Series

Cultural Recommendations

All varieties of Alocasia Safari perform well when grown under saran and/or hard top structures. They show good resistance to spider mites, common Alocasia diseases and perform well even in very hot moist environments where most Alocasia cultivars fail.  All of the Safari Alocasia are grown in 72cp trays with 2 plants in each cell.

Media: Light, well drained media. pH to 6.2.

Light: 50% to 70% shade. Plants grown under high light levels are generally more compact and fuller.

Fertilizer: Liquid feed @ 150-200ppm N 2X/week using 17-5-17 or 20-10-20.  For dry application use 14-14-14.

Temperature: > 65°F.  Will tolerate short periods of temperatures below 50°F without going dormant or dropping leaves.

Water: After planting liners, water plants in well then keep media moist. Avoid media saturation.

 

Planting Recommendations with Approximate Grow Times(1)

Variety/

Pot Size

6” Pots(2)

Grow Times

Recommended

6” Plugs/Pot

8” Pots(2)

Grow Times

Recommended

8” Plugs/Pot

‘Ebony’

12-14 wks

1

24-26 wks

1-2

‘Ivory Coast’

12-14 wks

1

24-26 wks

1-2

‘Morocco’

12-16 wks

1

24-28 wks

1-2

(1) Grow times are based on Florida conditions. Your finish times may vary due to your climate and planting time of year.
(2) Total time for finished product from liner planting.  We recommend bumping 6″ pots when growing in larger containers.
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