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.
To provide good Alocasia Frydek care, provide bright indirect light, high humidity, and well-draining potting mix that stays lightly moist. Keep your Alocasia Frydek in temperatures of 65°F (18°C) to 85°F (29°C) and fertilize monthly when actively growing.
Alocasia Frydek does best in bright, indirect light. It can be quite sensitive to light intensity and can suffer when it either gets too much or too little light. Aim to place your Alocasia Frydek somewhere in your home where the light is bright enough to cast a shadow but is out of direct sunlight.
More than 1-2 hours of direct sunlight per day will normally result in leaf scorching and brown edges or tips on the leaves. Considering the beauty of the leaves is the key attraction, I would advise keeping your Alocasia Frydek completely out of direct sunlight if possible.
Alocasias can be one of the trickiest houseplants to get watering just right. They have thick, water storing stems and petioles, which gives them some succulent properties, but they do not tolerate drought at all. They are also quite susceptible to overwatering, so the trick is to keep the soil lightly moist, without ever letting it get soggy or dry out excessively.
In insufficient light, Alocasia Frydek will grow very slowly, taking a long time to grow new leaves. Alocasias also have a tendency for the lower leaves to turn yellow as they age, so a plant that is not growing sufficiently can soon look sickly and sparse. Alocasia are also more prone to overwatering in low light conditions as the soil will take longer to dry out.