- Fabulous Foliage
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 24-36 inches
The Variegated Frydek Alocasia, referred to as the”Green Velvet” plant, is a rare tropical perennial houseplant. It’s known for having long, narrow, heart-shaped leaves that are dark green in color with beautiful contrasting splashes of variegation in pearly white, mint, or yellow. The leaves have noted thick veins in the same contrasting color as the variegation. This plant makes a wonderful statement in the home with its showy variegated leaves.
Best Locations For Growing Variegated Frydek Alocasia
This plant is hardy to zone 11. It can be kept in a container outdoors above 40 degrees F. It prefers bright indirect or filtered sunlight. Indoor temperatures should be in the 65-85 F range. Keep this plant away from direct cool air vents. Placed in a room with bright filtered sunlight, Variegated Frydek Alocasia will thrive with minimal effort. This plant is known to be poisonous to both house pets and children, so please keep this in mind when selecting a space.
Variegated Frydek Alocasia Sunlight Requirements
This alocasia prefers bright filtered sunlight and high humidity. Place the plant between 18-36 inches from the window or door. The leaves can be lightly misted each day if humidity is lower than 60 percent.
Variegated Frydek Alocasia Care
This plant does really well in an amended potting soil that is three equal parts of soil, peat moss, and perlite. To divide the plant, simply remove it from the pot. After removing excess dirt from the roots, identify the rhizomes. Using a sharp gardening knife separate each new rhizome. Then plant each one separately in a pot with amended soil.
Watering Variegated Frydek Alocasia
Best not to put this particular plant on a regular watering schedule. Once the soil is dry from the surface to 1.5 inches deep, then the plant should be watered. Take extra care in not allowing the soil to become too dry or too moist.
Feeding the Variegated Frydek Alocasia
To keep the plant healthy and the colors bright, use a 20-20-20 granular fertilizer mixed with room temperature water and apply every three weeks.
Variegated Frydek 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|
|Growth Rate: Slow|
|Mature Height: 24-36 inches|
|Mature Spread: 2-3 feet|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Type: Variegated|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, White|
|Foliage Description: Variegated (White/Green)|
|Temperature: 65° - 85°F (18° - 29°C)|
|Common Name: Variegated Frydek Alocasia|
|Other Name(s): Variegated Green Velvet Alocasia|
|Scientific Name: Alocasia micholitziana 'Frydek' Variegated|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
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.
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.