Alocasia ‘Low Rider’

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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

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  • Replaces our standard grower pot
  • Medium Plant and Premium Planter must be purchased at same time to qualify
  • Can not be used with large, XL or hanging pot specimens

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Alocasia portora ‘Low Rider’

Common Names: Low Rider Elephant Ear

Overview: Alocasia portora ‘Low Rider’, also known as the Low Rider Elephant Ear, is a striking tropical plant prized for its bold foliage and compact size. Originating from Southeast Asia, this evergreen perennial features large, arrow-shaped leaves with deep green veins and a glossy texture, creating a dramatic statement in any indoor or outdoor space.

The ‘Low Rider’ variety is characterized by its shorter stature compared to other Alocasia species, making it perfect for smaller gardens or as a focal point in containers. Its robust growth habit and striking foliage add a touch of exotic beauty to any landscape.

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Description

LUSH, GREEN & GORGEOUS –  A COMPACT CROWD PLEASER

The Alocasia or Elephant Ear is easily recognizable by its heart-shaped or arrow-headed leaves with their distinctive downward curl. The leaves range in size from 8 to 35 inches, depending on the climate and the environment you place it in.  If space is an issue for your homescape, the “Low Rider” Alocasia grows to only 2 ft. high.

The Alocasia loves sunlight, and will do well indoors as long as you place it in a bright spot that is not excessively dry. Make sure to clean its leaves weekly, and keep the soil damp, not soggy. Keep the plant out of pets and toddlers’ reach, as it can be toxic if ingested. If you keep the plant outside during summer, transition it gradually indoors for colder months.

Caring for your Alocasia

Alocasias add a touch of the tropics to any indoor or outdoor space. However, to keep your Alocasias thriving, it’s essential to provide them with the right care and environment. This comprehensive care guide will cover everything you need to know to successfully grow and care for your Alocasias.

Light

Alocasias thrive in bright, indirect light. Place them near a window where they can receive plenty of indirect sunlight throughout the day. Avoid exposing them to direct sunlight, as this can scorch their leaves. Inadequate light can result in leggy growth and loss of leaf coloration. If natural light is limited, you can supplement with artificial grow lights, ensuring they receive at least 6-8 hours of light daily.

Watering

Proper watering is crucial for Alocasias, as they prefer consistently moist but not waterlogged soil. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings, then water thoroughly until water drains out from the bottom of the pot. Ensure that excess water is drained away to prevent root rot. During the growing season (spring and summer), water more frequently, and reduce watering in the dormant season (fall and winter). Adjust watering frequency based on environmental conditions and the plant’s specific needs.

Alocasias thrive in high humidity environments. Aim for humidity levels between 50% to 60%. If your home has low humidity, especially during the winter months or in air-conditioned spaces, increase humidity levels by using a humidifier, grouping plants together to create a microclimate, or placing a tray filled with water and pebbles beneath the plant’s pot. Misting the leaves regularly can also help increase humidity, but avoid misting excessively, as this can promote fungal diseases.

Soil

A well-draining soil mix is essential for Alocasias to prevent waterlogging and root rot. Use a high-quality potting mix that is rich in organic matter, such as peat moss or compost, and perlite or sand to improve drainage. Alocasias prefer slightly acidic to neutral soil with a pH between 6.0 to 7.0. Repot your Alocasia every 1-2 years, or when the plant has outgrown its current pot, using a slightly larger container.

Fertilizing

Feed your Alocasias regularly during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength. Apply fertilizer every 2-4 weeks to provide essential nutrients for healthy growth and vibrant foliage. Reduce or stop fertilizing during the dormant season (fall and winter) when growth slows down. Avoid over-fertilizing, as this can lead to salt buildup in the soil and cause leaf burn.

Pruning and Maintenance

Regular pruning and maintenance help keep Alocasias healthy and attractive. Remove any yellowing, damaged, or dead leaves promptly to prevent the spread of diseases and pests. Trim back overgrown or leggy stems to promote bushier growth and maintain the plant’s shape. Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth periodically to remove dust and keep them clean, allowing better light absorption.

Propagation

Alocasias can be propagated through division or by stem cuttings. To propagate by division, carefully separate the plant’s rhizomes when repotting, ensuring each division has roots and at least one healthy stem. Plant the divisions in separate pots with fresh potting mix, keeping them well-watered until established. To propagate by stem cuttings, select a healthy stem with several nodes, cut it below a node, and place the cutting in water or a moist potting mix until roots develop.

 Pests and Diseases

Alocasias are relatively resistant to pests and diseases but can occasionally be affected by common houseplant pests such as aphids, spider mites, and mealybugs. Inspect your plants regularly for signs of pests, such as yellowing leaves, distorted growth, or webbing. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil, ensuring thorough coverage of the affected plant parts. Maintain good airflow around the plants to prevent fungal diseases such as leaf spot and root rot.

Please note that Alocasias are toxic to pets and humans if ingested, causing irritation and gastrointestinal discomfort. Keep them out of reach of children and pets, and wash your hands after handling the plants to avoid skin irritation. Consider placing them in areas where they cannot be accessed by curious pets or children.

Additional information

Zone

10a, 10b, 11a, 11b, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Sun Exposure

Full Shade, Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Mature Height

24 in

11 reviews for Alocasia ‘Low Rider’

  1. JOANIE C. (verified owner)

    Absolutely beautiful plant, and oh so very big! Amazing. I got it 2 days before I was originally told I would get it. Thank you!

  2. Ken Litherland (verified owner)

    Beautiful plant, arrived in excellent condition

  3. Ronjel Wright (verified owner)

  4. Margaret P. (verified owner)

    I received a beautiful Low Rider plant. Plant Vine is a very trustworthy company. Their plants are always what they say they will be. They even sent picture plant that was being shipped to me. It arrived in perfect. Ondition and was extremely well packaged. I had ordered from them before and knew what great service I would be receiving.

  5. Audra Miller (verified owner)

  6. Sharon (verified owner)

    Two of the plants leaves were yellow and fell off the next day. I’m trying to bring it back to life. I am surprised with this because this has never happened with my previous plant deliveries from Plant Vine.

  7. Mary Beth (verified owner)

    So tropical looking. Super healthy and beautiful ! Very pleased !

  8. Lisa D. (verified owner)

  9. Corbin (verified owner)

    Larger than expected!

  10. Gregory T. (verified owner)

    Entire process was easy and enjoyable. I got a great quality plant and a very good price.

  11. Sharon Williams (verified owner)

    Beautiful!

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