The trend of ornamental plants is still warm among the people today. One type of ornamental plant that amazes the eye is Alocasia ‘Jacklyn’. This ornamental plant has its own uniqueness and is quite rare. Interestingly, this plant is native to Indonesia and is not found in other countries. The following will be discussed in more detail about this one ornamental plant.
Features, Shapes, and Colors
This plant has a very attractive physical form. The shape of the leaves is quite unique because it is fingered at the edge of the leaf. If you pay attention, the edges of the fingered leaves are shaped like deer antlers. This unusual shape is a charm in itself and makes this plant priced quite high.
The leaves of this plant have a dark green color with light green gradations. The color gradation displays a unique and beautiful leaf pattern. In addition, there are black fibers on the surface of the leaves which make it look more distinct. Interestingly, this leaf has a smooth surface and when touched it feels like there is a feathery sensation there.
This plant comes from North Sulawesi, precisely on the border between Manado and Gorontalo. Found only in Indonesia, this plant is then widely shipped to other countries such as Thailand and the United States. This Alocasia plant is very suitable to be used as an indoor ornamental plant because it does not really like direct sunlight.
How to Plant
Planting this ornamental plant is basically not difficult because it is almost the same as Alocasia plants in general. Here is the procedure for planting Alocasia ‘Jacklyn’ that you can practice at home.
Prepare planting media in the form of husks, bamboo leaf humus, and manure in a ratio of 1:2:1. Take the Alocasia plant seeds that have already grown roots and then plant them into the planting medium and compact them. Plant seeds can be obtained from cutting stem cuttings that are smeared with a fungicide solution and planted in charcoal and roasted husk media until roots grow. Flush with enough water and place the plant in a shady place.
How to Care
If you have successfully planted, the next step is to take care of the plant. Here’s how to care for Alocasia ‘Jacklyn’ houseplants that you should do.
- Place it in a Shady Location
This type of Alocasia plant is more suitable to be placed indoors. This plant does not like direct sunlight. A cool and cold location is actually preferred by this plant and can make it grow more fertile.
- Flush with Enough Water
This Alocasia plant requires sufficient water so that the condition of the growing media is always moist. Please note that this plant does not like media conditions that are too dry. However, make sure that the water does not stagnate the media.
- Give Fertilizer
You can also provide fertilizer to facilitate the process of plant growth. The type of fertilizer that can be used is slow-degrading fertilizer which is sprinkled onto the planting medium. Apply fertilizer at least every 6 months.
- Do Pruning and Replace the Pot
If the plant has grown lush, then do pruning to make it thrive. Especially on the leaves that are starting to wither. After that, replace the pots and planting media so that the plants can get new nutrients.
That was a brief discussion about the Alocasia ‘Jacklyn’ ornamental plant. This plant will be the right choice for you lovers of indoor ornamental plants. The shape is unique and distinctive so it will look so expensive and elegant.