With their metallic-like dark red leaves, the Red Secret Alocasia is quite a rare find! Below you will find our complete Red Secret Alocasia care guide with all the information you need to keep your plant healthy and happy.
I love the sunshine but too much direct light will damage my leaves.
I don’t like my soil to be too dry or too soggy. Little and often is what I’m after.
I thrive in humid environments so please mist my leaves every so often.
I need soil specifically for indoor plants as it will retain the right amount of water.
Whether you're looking to make sure your Red Secret Alocasia is in it's perfect conditions, or looking to see if one could work for your space. We've got you covered.
You want to find a nice bright spot in your home for your Red Secret Alocasia. However, keep them away from direct sunlight as this can scorch their beautiful leaves.
Red Secret Alocasia don’t like to be sitting in puddles of water so you need to keep a close eye on how much moisture is in the soil so you don’t overwater it. We tend to go with a little butt often approach so the potting mix stays moist but not soggy.
Red Secret Alocasia plants are native to humid areas so will struggle if your home has dry air. This can especially be a problem over winter due to heating and less ventilation. Use a spray bottle to mist the leaves a few times per week or invest in a humidifier which will do wonders.
One thing you don’t need to worry about when caring for Red Secret Alocasia is temperature. They will do just fine in the normal temp of your home.
If you choose to fertilise your Red Secret Alocasia then make sure you only do it in spring and summer. Use a water-soluble feed at half the recommended strength to avoid fertiliser burn.
You want to keep your Red Secret Alocasia away from any pets or small children as they are toxic when ingested.
Here are some common issues that you might run into. It's important to diagnose any issues early to give your plant the best chance of bouncing back.
There are a few causes of yellow leaves on a Red Secret Alocasia but the most common one is overwatering. Check the moisture levels in the soil and replace the potting mix if waterlogged. This will stop any further root rot and allow the plant to start to recover.
Other causes include: pest infestation, direct sunlight or fertiliser burn.
It can be quite common that an Red Secret Alocasia loses leaves as it grows. You should only ever be concerned if it is losing more leaves than it is growing as that is a sign something isn’t quite right. Check the soil to see whether over or underwatering is causing this. Alternatively, there may be pests who have made themselves at homes on your plant’s leaves.
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