Looking for an Alocasia that grows to a decent height and flourishes in lower than average temperatures compared to other Alocasia varieties? Look no further than the Dark Star. This hybrid plant, created from four other Alocasia variants, is able to deliver on size, deep green color, hardiness and appearance.
Requiring temperatures of around 70 degrees Fahrenheit, the Alocasia ‘Dark Star’ likes bright but mostly indirect sun. It requires a well-drained soil, but the soil itself should be kept lightly moist at all times. Watering should therefore be light but frequent. Humidity levels should be higher than average, and you may wish to artificially humidify the room to keep the plant happy. The Alocasia ‘Dark Star’ will benefit from a light fertilizer every couple of weeks during the spring and summer. If light levels dip too low or if the temperature drops during the winter, your Alocasia will go dormant. Lighten up on the watering and don't freak out when you go down to one or even no leaves. It will bounce back again in the Spring.