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Hilo Beauty Alocasia

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  • Rare Low-Maintenance Tropical Plant
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 24-48 inches

Alocasia Hilo Beauty has a random variegation pattern that could be called jungle camouflage. The deep green broad leaves are held up by almost black stems making this tropical bulb a dramatic addition to your houseplant collection. Alocasia Hilo Beauty grows outdoors in containers and in the garden wonderfully. Plants growing in zones 9-11 can be treated as perennial bulbs and left outside for the winter. Alocasia growing in the rest of the hardiness zones must be brought inside before the nighttime temperatures fall to 50 degrees F.

Best Locations For Growing Alocasia Hilo Beauty

Hilo Beauty can be used as a focal point in a room or as part of a larger display. The leaves can reach 3-4 feet tall and look best as a backdrop for smaller tropical plants. Alocasia has a sap that can irritate the skin and should not be placed in a child’s room or where a pet could chew on the leaves. 

Alocasia Hilo Beauty Sunlight Requirements

Hilo Beauty requires indirect bright light when grown indoors, such as in a southeast-facing window or across from a south-facing wall. Direct sun exposure can burn the leaves. Alocasia growing outdoors for the summer should be placed in a semi-shaded spot or somewhere that has dappled shade, such as under an arbor or on a patio with shading.

Alocasia Hilo Beauty Care

Alocasia needs to be potted in rich, evenly moist soil that drains freely. Add worm castings and compost to enrich indoor potting mix. The growth rate for Hilo Beauty is fast, and tubers can be divided every two years.

Watering Alocasia Hilo Beauty

Caladiums appreciate consistent watering so that the soil never fully dries out. In the summer, when the tuber is actively growing, you may need to water every 2-3 days. Always feel the soil before watering. If it's moist, hold off watering for a day or so. The need for water slows down in the winter when the tuber rests.  

Misting the leaves with water every 1-2 days in the winter will help keep humidity levels higher for Alocasia.

Feeding Alocasia Hilo Beauty

Caladiums are hungry plants and need regular fertilizing during the spring and summer when they put on most of their growth. Use an all-purpose indoor plant food with a 10-10-10 ratio of macronutrients, N-P-K. Apply the fertilizer at half strength every 3-4 weeks. A water-soluble fertilizer is the easiest to use for potted plants. In the winter, feedings can stop until new growth resumes in the spring.

Hilo Beauty Alocasia Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - Keep lightly moist. When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 24-48 inches
Mature Spread: 2-4 feet
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Shade/Description: White
Foliage Type: Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Blue, Green, Yellow
Foliage Description: Variegated, Gold, Chartreuse, Green, Blue
Temperature: 65° - 90°F (18° - 32°C)
Humidity: Average to Above Average (40% - 80%
Common Name: Hilo Beauty Alocasia
Other Name(s): Hilo Beauty Elephant Ear, Caladium Hilo Beauty
Scientific Name: Caladium praetermissum 'Hilo Beauty'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Winter to Early Spring

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