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Alocasia 'Melo'

$ 38.00
Size: 4" Pot
Exuding a sense of tropical splendor, Alocasia 'Melo' is a breathtaking houseplant that originates from the rainforests of Borneo. This plant, also known as the 'King of the Alocasias', is noted for its captivating foliage – displaying shades of deep jade green that are beautifully enhanced by the plant's matte, almost rubbery texture. The broad, heart-shaped leaves of the Alocasia 'Melo' are a sight to behold, each leaf stretching to an impressive size of about 2 feet in length and width. These leaves are punctuated by prominent veining, providing an additional layer of visual interest. The veins and edges of the leaves can often display a silver sheen, adding a touch of shimmering allure to the plant. In terms of growth, the Alocasia 'Melo' can reach up to 3-4 feet in height and spread, given the right conditions. The plant's growth pattern creates an upward, erect display, with the large leaves emerging from a central point, radiating outwards in a show-stopping display of lush, tropical foliage. One of the unique features of the Alocasia 'Melo' is its pachycaul habit, which results in the development of a thick, succulent-like trunk at the base of the plant. This trunk stores water, making the plant fairly drought-tolerant and capable of withstanding periods of low moisture. In addition to its striking foliage, the Alocasia 'Melo' offers an occasional floral display. The plant produces spathes, which are unique, hood-like structures that surround a central spadix. These flowers, while not as visually dominant as the foliage, are a delightful surprise, often appearing in the warmer months. In a pot, the Alocasia 'Melo' forms a dramatic, standalone centerpiece, adding a touch of the exotic to your indoor garden. Alternatively, it can be used in a larger container garden, where it can serve as a backdrop to other tropical plants, its large leaves providing a contrast to ferns or flowering plants. The Alocasia 'Melo' is not a fast grower, but with patience and the right care, it will reward you with a stunning display of tropical foliage that brings a sense of the rainforest right into your home. Whether you're a seasoned houseplant enthusiast or a beginner looking for a statement plant, the

Plant sizing is based on the diameter of the nursery pot (2", 2.5", 3", 4" etc), not the plant itself. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grow in depending on availability or time of year. While we do our best to ship plants as similar to those pictured as possible, please keep in mind that all plants are unique from one to the next, and display color, shape, and growth variation based on current environment, time of year, and other contributing factors. Please note that we ship our plants as dry as possible in the fall and winter months to prevent root rot or freezing. They will plump back up after planting!

Size: 4" Pot

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