The Alocasia stingray owes its name to the shape of its leaves. These are wing-like and have a pointed tail, which makes their shape quite similar to an actual stingray. This tropical plant is originally from the Asian tropics, where its roots are used in various types of dishes. While every kind of Alocasia has another leaf shape, all kinds are known for their unusually large leaves.
Generally easy but loves the extra attention. Secret to success is not to over-water the plant.
Feeding your indoor plants
Don’t let your plants get hangry! To get the best out of your plants, you will need to feed them some food. A good balanced fertiliser (plant food) will provide plants with all the nutrients they need to grow more leaves and help them stay strong. When the plant is actively growing during the warmer months, it needs a bit more food and water. During the slow growing season (cooler winter months) your plant doesn’t eat or drink as much (no extra winter layer of fat for these babies). Fertiliser (plant food) can be applied as granular slow release pellets or as a liquid. A bit more chilled out about your plants? Some granular products last 3-6 months which make them ideal for indoor plants and busy people. Hard-core plant-mum? Liquid fertiliser maybe be best as it gives you better control over the amount fed and when. Obviously, follow the label on your preferred fertiliser (plant food) for your baby. Sometimes it’s ok to be a helicopter parent – respond to your plant’s needs. Moral of the story, if it is grow