nittonarton Alocsia bulb

Grow An Alocasia From A Bulb

We just love Alocasias! The big leafs, the beautiful foliage or funny shapes and its quite simple to care for. Just make sure the they never dry out and mist them a couple times a week and you will have the most beautiful plants you can imagine. When you’re repotting your Alocasia, you might find these round-shaped bulbs in the soil. Sometimes they’re attached to the roots of the plant, sometimes they’re just rolling around in the soil doing their thing. They might not give you any new sprouts, but it’s worth a try. If you are really lucky, the bulb might have one or two roots of its own, that’s a great start!

nittonarton Alocsia bulb
nittonarton Alocsia bulb

When repotting our Alocasia Amazonica “Polly” we hit jackpot, finding six bulbs to plant. Having removed the bulbs, we planted them directly into some well draining soil (preferably a little soil mixed with perlite). Put a plastic bag over them, so that it creates a a tiny greenhouse. This way you don’t have to water them that often.

It’ll take a while for the bulbs to start growing roots, so be patient. I’d say give it a month ot two, and if it doesn’t start growing in that time, it might not happen at all. Our took about two months for one bulb to start growing a baby Alocasia. Amazing how nature works isn’t it!

nittonarton Alocsia bulb

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