Alocasia micholitziana ‘Frydek’, also known as Alocasia Green Velvet is a stunningly beautiful variety of Alocasia that has grown massively in popularity over the last few years. Like other Alocasias, keeping it thriving and looking its best can be a bit of a challenge. This article will cover all you need to know about Alocasia Frydek care to keep yours looking great.
Alocasia Frydek Care Summary
Alocasia micholitziana ‘Frydek’
Alocasia Frydek, Green Velvet Alocasia
Bright, indirect light. Avoid more than 1-2 hours of direct sunlight.
Water once the top 1-2 inches of soil is dry. Water use varies widely during the year, so monitor the plant, rather than watering on a schedule.
Well draining, but fertile. I recommend a mix of 60% peat, 30% perlite, and 10% compost or worm castings.
Will thrive in temperatures of 65°F (18°C) to 85°F (29°C). Avoid temperatures below 60°F (16°C) as this can trigger dormancy.
Alocasia Frydek benefits from regular fertilizer while actively growing. I use a water-soluble fertilizer every month.
Try to maintain humidity above 50%. Leaves can develop brown tips or edges if humidity is too low.
Rarely indoors. Will produce an unimpressive cream/white spadix with a light green spathe.
Prune old foliage, but otherwise no pruning necessary.
Propagate by division of larger plants in spring or early summer.
Only repot when showing signs of being rootbound. Does better in a smaller pot, so be careful not to increase pot size too much when repotting.
Diseases and Pests
Prone to root rot due to watering issues. Sap sucking pests can also be attracted to Alocasia Frydek.
Toxic to humans and pets if ingested.
Do not overpot. Use a pot that is just big enough for the plant but no more. This will help the soil dry quicker and reduce the risk of overwatering.
Make sure the pot has adequately sized drainage holes to allow any excess water to drain out of the pot easily.
Alocasia are accustomed to growing in tropical forest understorey, so temperatures of 65°F (18°C) to 85°F (29°C) are ideal. Thankfully, this matches the temperatures in our homes very nicely.
The best way to propagate Alocasia Frydek is by division of larger plants. This is best done in spring or early summer, when the plant is growing strongly.
Alocasia Frydek does best in a pot that is quite small relative to the size of the plant. Generally, you shouldn’t repot it until there is evidence of it becoming root-bound.
There are no reviews yet.