Alocasia Frydek Care Tips

Basic Information

NameAlocasia Frydek
LightBright, indirect light; avoid direct sunlight
TemperaturePrefers warm temperatures, 65-85°F (18-30°C)
HumidityGrows well in high humidity, common in households.
Soil/MediumWell-draining, rich mix; blend of potting soil, perlite, orchid bark, and compost or worm castings recommended
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The Alocasia Frydek is a beautiful tropical plant with velvety leaves that give it a luxurious appearance. It is also known as the Green Velvet Alocasia. This plant can turn any indoor space into a tropical paradise. To take care of it, you need to provide regular watering and maintain a high level of humidity. It grows well in environments that mimic its native rainforests, which are warm and humid. By giving it the right amount of bright, indirect light, you can help it grow up to three feet tall, making it an impressive centerpiece for your home.


Alocasia Frydek is a plant that grows best in bright, indirect light. If you place it in direct sunlight, its leaves might get burnt. Therefore, it’s best to keep it in locations that receive less direct sunlight, such as north- or east-facing windows. Although it can adapt to low light, it thrives when it receives over 6 hours of indirect sunlight daily. To ensure symmetrical growth and prevent the plant from leaning towards the light source, it’s recommended to rotate it regularly.


To keep your Alocasia Frydek healthy, it’s important to water it only when the top 1-2 inches of soil feels dry. The plant prefers consistent moisture but avoid waterlogged conditions, which can harm the plant. During winter, reduce the frequency of watering because the plant’s growth slows down. Overwatering can cause root rot, so make sure the plant has good drainage.

Tip: Use a chopstick to check soil dryness, especially in larger pots.


It’s important to choose a potting mix that drains well and has good airflow. The ideal mix should contain potting soil, perlite, orchid bark, and either compost or worm castings. This combination of ingredients not only ensures proper drainage but also retains the necessary moisture. Compacted soils can be harmful to the roots and can cause root rot, so it’s vital to avoid them.


The Alocasia Frydek thrives in temperatures between 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit (18 to 30 degrees Celsius). It’s crucial to shield the plant from abrupt temperature shifts and cold drafts since it prefers stable and warm conditions that resemble its original tropical rainforest environment.


To help your Alocasia Frydek grow well, it needs to be kept in a high humidity environment, just like its natural tropical habitat. Although average household humidity can be sufficient, increasing the humidity can be beneficial for the plant. You can increase the humidity by placing a humidifier nearby, using a pebble tray, or situating the plant in rooms that are naturally humid, such as bathrooms or kitchens.


It is important to fertilize your plants once a month during the spring and summer to support their active growth phase. For best results, use a balanced liquid fertilizer, diluted as directed. However, during the fall and winter, it is recommended to reduce or completely stop fertilizing as the plant enters a dormant period. Over-fertilization can cause harm to the plant, so it is important to carefully follow the guidelines.

Growth Rate

Known for its rapid growth, Alocasia Macrorrhiza can reach impressive sizes, necessitating ample space for its development. It can grow several feet in both height and width, making it a dominant feature in any indoor or outdoor setting. Proper care, including adequate light, water, and nutrients, influence its growth rate.

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Alocasia Frydek is a moderate grower, capable of reaching 2-3 feet in height under optimal conditions. Its growth rate is influenced by factors like light exposure, watering habits, and overall care.

Grow in Semi-Hydro

  • Alocasia plants excel in Semi-hydroponics (LECA/Pon) due to their natural inclination for root growth and humidity.
  • Successfully transitioning Alocasia to Semi-hydroponics is enhanced with a Nutrient Stagnant Wicking (NSW) setup.
  • Alocasia roots adapt seamlessly to the water in LECA/Pon, with quick resolution of any root hair issues in NSW setups.
  • Fertilizer includes a nutrient mix concentration of approximately 800-1000ppm.
  • These plants are versatile in different temperature and humidity settings, thriving in controlled environments.
  • Long-term care involves maintaining a constant water reservoir and performing occasional system flushes for sustained growth.


  • Rotate the pot regularly to ensure even growth.
  • Allow the plant to be slightly root-bound; repot only when necessary.
  • Propagate by division or growing corms; avoid stem cuttings.
  • Increase humidity through misting or humidifiers to prevent spider mites.
  • Watch for droopy leaves as a sign of environmental stress or watering issues.
  • Maintain consistent soil moisture without overwatering to avoid yellow leaves.
  • Understand the dormancy phase; cut back on water and fertilizer in winter.

In conclusion, the Alocasia Frydek is a delicate, yet stunning plant that adds a touch of tropical elegance to any indoor space. With proper care and environment, it can become a breathtaking centerpiece in your plant collection.

Happy planting! 🌱

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I am a devoted plant lover who's mastered the art of growing houseplants in semi-hydroponic setups. Passionate about LECA potting, I enjoy sharing expert tips and insights through this blog to help fellow plant enthusiasts thrive. When not watching my indoor jungle, I am busy experimenting with new, sustainable ways to achieve plant perfection.

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