Scientific Name: Alocasia Jacklyn, Alocasia Sulawesi
Common Name: Alocasia Jacklyn, Alocasia Sulawesi
Alocasia Jacklyn care is an easy to medium Alocasia to grow and care for. If you want a houseplant with unique foliage and deep veins, an Alocasia Jacklyn plant may be for you.
To give this Alocasia plant the best care, it requires an airy well-draining soil, allow the soil to dry out before watering, provide it with indirect sunlight, temperatures ranging from 65-80F, and high humidity levels.
Quick Care Overview
|Common Name||Alocasia Jacklyn|
|Scientific Name||Alocasia Sulawesi, Alocasia Tandurusa|
|Identification||Vibrant green deep lobed arrow-shaped foliage|
|Height||Up to 5 feet tall|
|Soil||Well-draining, airy soil|
|Water||Water when top inch of soil is dry|
|Sunlight||Bright indirect sunlight|
|Toxic to Cats & Dogs||Yes|
|Toxic to Humans||Yes|
|Pests||Mealybugs, scale, spider mites|
Below we will dive deep into this Alocasia Jacklyn care guide.
Alocasia Jacklyn History
Southeast Asia native Alocasia Jacklyn, also known as Alocasia Tandurusa, is a rare, unique Alocasia that is heavily sought after by plant collectors. This Alocasia has only recently been discovered and been formally identified. Previously, it has been falsely identified as a mutation of Alocasia Portei or Alocasia Nycteris.
Alocasia Jacklyn Identification
Alocasia Jacklyn, is a unique large-leafed tuberous plant that has uniquely patterned, deeply-lobed, vibrant green, arrow-shaped foliage. Veins appear almost blackish green.
Alocasia Jacklyn Growth Facts
This unique plant is sure to add a jungle-like flair to any room and is often used as a statement piece by Alocasia lovers. Proper care will lead to vigorous growth.
How Big Does an Alocasia Jacklyn Get?
This Alocasia may grow up to 5 feet tall under proper growing conditions, but under indoor cultivation will likely remain smaller.
Alocasia Jacklyn Care
This fast-growing aroid will mature quickly as long as you provide it with the care it needs. This Alocasia prefers warm temperatures, high humidity, ample indirect light, and well-draining soil.
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Alocasia Jacklyn Soil
Alocasia Jacklyn prefers to be grown in airy, well-draining soil, like any other aroid. It is also important to note that this Alocasia’s tuberous bulb should remain above the growing medium, allowing the roots to have ample oxygen exposure to prevent root rot.
Alocasia Jacklyn Fertilizer
Alocasia Jacklyn will benefit from a monthly feeding from a balanced liquid fertilizer to promote healthy foliage growth. Ensure that you follow all label instructions and do not overfeed. You should not feed your plant in fall or winter. Adequate fertilization will lead to vigorous growth.
Alocasia Jacklyn Watering
You will likely need to water your Alocasia about twice a week, depending on growing conditions. Watering frequency in the winter should be reduced to around one time weekly. Ensure that you do not overwater your plant and that you allow the top 1-2″ of soil to dry before rewatering. This Alocasia is very sensitive to overwatering.
Alocasia Jacklyn Light Requirements
Being a tropical plant, Alocasia Jacklyn likes to remain in indirect sunlight. Ensure that you do not expose this Alocasia to too much indirect sunlight, which may lead to sun scorching. For this Alocasia to maintain its color, it will need bright, indirect light for several hours each day.
Alocasia Jacklyn Temperature & Humidity
As a plant that is native to the tropical rainforests of Indonesia, your Alocasia Jacklyn will prefer to be grown in a warm and humid environment. You should always keep your Alocasia above 55 degrees Fahrenheit to avoid permanent damage. As a humidity-loving plant, your Alocasia will appreciate added humidity from a humidifier or pebble tray.
Repotting Alocasia Jacklyn
As Alocasia Jacklyn is a vigorous and rapidly growing plant, you will need to repot your plant whenever it becomes rootbound and you see roots peeking out from its drainage holes. Remove your plant, repot (ensuring that tuberous root remains slightly above the soil line), refresh the soil, lightly tamp, water thoroughly, and place in indirect light.
Alocasia Jacklyn Maintenance & Pruning
Alocasia Jacklyn is a fast-growing plant that requires consistent pruning to keep it from becoming too large. In spring, prune your Alocasia Jacklyn using sharp, sterile pruning shears during active growth. Dead, discolored, or diseased foliage may be removed as needed.
Alocasia Jacklyn Propagation
Alocasia Jacklyn may be easily propagated through rhizome division. To propagate, simply lift the mother parent gently from its container and remove a section of the rhizome. Each section should have its own roots and leaves. Next, place the rhizome pieces into their container, water thoroughly, and pale them in indirect light.
Alocasia Jacklyn Toxicity
Alocasia Jacklyn is considered toxic to humans due to its calcium oxalate crystal content.
Toxicity to Humans
Considered toxic to humans, Alocasia Jacklyn should never be ingested. Additionally, its sap may cause contact dermatitis in humans. Therefore, it is recommended to use gloves when repotting, pruning, or propagating this plant.
Toxicity to Cats & Dogs
Alocasia Jacklyn is considered highly toxic to animals and should never be consumed, as it may be fatal. If you suspect that your pet has consumed any portion of this plant, contact your veterinarian or animal poison control immediately.
Alocasia Jacklyn Problems
Alocasia Jacklyn Leaves Turning Yellow
Alocasia Jacklyn’s foliage will turn yellow due to either overwatering or underwatering. If you see yellow leaves and leaf drop, this plant needs more water.
Alocasia Jacklyn Leaves Turning Brown
The number one cause of foliage browning in Alocasia Jacklyn is a lack of sunlight. However, browning foliage may also be due to the plant being cold or underwatering.
Alocasia Jacklyn Diseases
Alocasia Jacklyn is not prone to any particular plant diseases. However, you should ensure that you do not overwater your plant or allow it to remain in excess water within its container’s drainage tray, as this may lead to root rot or other fungal or bacterial issues.
Alocasia Jacklyn Pests
Alocasia Jacklyn may become susceptible to infestation by common indoor houseplant pests such as mealybugs, scale, spider mites, and more. Upon identifying an infestation, isolate your plant, and treat with a pesticide such as neem oil or insecticidal soap.