Alocasia 'Frydek' | Alocasia micholotxiana 'Frydek'

Alocasia 'Frydek' | Alocasia micholotxiana 'Frydek'

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Love plants with unique foliage? Then the Alocasia ‘Frydek’ is for you. Displaying arrow-shaped leaves decorated with white veins on a velvet surface.  Growing pot size: 10cm Key Information An unusual perennial rhizome rooted houseplant  Loves high humidity and warm temperatures  Place in a spot where it can bask in...
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Alocasia 'Frydek' | Alocasia micholotxiana 'Frydek'

Love plants with unique foliage? Then the Alocasia ‘Frydek’ is for you. Displaying arrow-shaped leaves decorated with white veins on a velvet surface. 

Growing pot size: 10cm

Key Information

  • An unusual perennial rhizome rooted houseplant 
  • Loves high humidity and warm temperatures 
  • Place in a spot where it can bask in bright, indirect sunlight.
  • Toxic to pets
  • Growing Pot Size: 10cm

Where is it from?

The Alocasia ‘Frydek’, also known as Green Velvet Alocasia originates from the Philippines. 

Alocasia ‘Frydek’: The Opportunist 

In Eastern and Western cultures, Alocasias are symbolic of seizing opportunities. The perfect gift for a friend or family member who is at the start of something new and exciting. 

Is this the right plant for me?

Alocasia ‘Frydek’ or Green Velvet Alocasia is a little needy in comparison to some other hardy houseplants. This is because it requires high humidity and warm temperatures to thrive and it will require attention during cold winter months. It loves to have consistently moist soil, so getting a feel for its water needs will be key to keeping your Alocasia healthy. It can grow up to 2-3 ft tall and makes a great feature plant on top of a cabinet or side table. 

Plant Care Tips

  • Light: This plant needs lots of indirect, bright sunlight. Avoid placing it directly next to a south-facing window.
  • Water: During its growing season, water well once the top of the soil surface begins to dry. This plant likes to live in consistently moist soil. However, like most plants, it will not like wet and soggy conditions, so getting a sense of its watering needs is important.
  • Soil: Plant in a fast-draining compost. Add perlite, sand or bark to the potting mix to improve its draining capacity.
  • Humidity: Alocasia ‘Frydek’ loves humidity. Regularly mist the plant with clean water to mimic humid conditions.
  • Fertilizer: In spring and summer, you can feed this plant with a diluted mix of liquid fertilizer every two weeks. 

Alocasia 'Frydek' Common Problems & Questions

Help! It’s wintertime and the leaves of my plant have died

It’s likely that your Alocasia ‘Frydek’ has entered dormancy as a result of the cold conditions. Remove any dead foliage to prevent disease and slow watering down to the minimum that it requires. Come the warmer months, it should bounce back and regrow. 

Why is my plant wilting when I have watered it?

As well as underwatering, overwatering a plant also causes it to wilt. It’s likely that you are watering your plant too much and leaving it to sit in soggy soil. Leave the soil to dry out and see if the turgidity improves. If you have been overwatering for some time, this can cause a more serious problem: root rot. Carefully remove your plant from its container and check to see whether the roots are healthy. 

What should I do if my plant has root rot?

You can try and rejuvenate the plant by delicately cutting off any infected roots with sharp scissors. Be as gentle as possible. Re-pot the plant in new soil that is well-draining and well-aerated (a compost mix with perlite is a good idea). Place it away from direct sunlight and lessen the amount you are watering it until the roots have grown back. Sadly, if the whole root system appears to be infected with root rot, the plant won’t recover.

How often should I re-pot my Alocasia ‘Frydek’?

Once the plant has matured, it shouldn’t need repotting very often. Once every 2 years should be about right. However, it may benefit the plant to refresh the soil every year, just placing it back into the same sized pot if repotting is not necessary. If you repot too often, the plant will put more energy into growing new roots below rather than growing beautiful foliage up top.

Shipping and Returns

We can ship to anywhere within Canada. However, it may take longer for you to receive your products if you live in a remote region, such as the Eastern Provinces, especially as we ship from BC.

Please allow up to five business days for your plant to be delivered. If you live in one of the Eastern Provinces, this may take slightly longer, typically around seven business days.

Please also note that tax rates vary dependent on province. These too will be calculated at checkout to comply with provincial laws.

We are happy to return any defective items you may have received. Please get in touch with our customer service team at info@bloomboxclub.ca and they will be more than happy to assist!

If your item is found to be defective or damaged, you will be entitled to a full refund. In many cases, we will not require the item be delivered back to us, however, in some circumstances we may request that this it is. If this is the case, our customer service team will gladly help you through this process.

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

Why Bloombox Club?

We started Bloombox Club with one intention. To deliver high-quality indoor plants to homes around the world. Our motivation? To introduce thousands to the calming and rejuvenating presence that having plantlife in the home brings. And what's more, we wanted to make this process as hassle-free and rewarding as possible.

Here are a few things that make this vision a reality.

  • High-Quality Canadian Plants: Our plants may have their origins around the world, yet they are all grown in our dedicated Canadian greenhouses in British Columbia, and to the highest of standards.
  • Unrivalled Customer Service: Our dedicated customer service team are ready to help! Send these plant-enthusiasts an email at info@bloomboxclub.ca
  • National Delivery Network: We believe that our plants should be available to every Canadian, that's why we deliver across the whole country, with no exception.

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