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About Hilo Beauty Alocasia

The Hilo Beauty Alocasia, also known as Caladium Hilo Beauty or Elephant Ear Hilo Beauty, is a showstopper with its large, heart-shaped leaves in shades of green, red, and pink. This tropical plant, native to Southeast Asia, is a must-have for any indoor or outdoor plant enthusiast.

Caladium Hilo Beauty Plant Care

Alocasia Hilo Beauty

Watering

Ensure the soil is consistently moist but not waterlogged. Let the soil dry slightly between waterings. If watered too much you may be asking yourself, “why is my Caladium drooping? Caladiums, including Hilo Beauty, are known to droop due to overwatering or lack of humidity. Make sure to adjust your watering schedule and provide the plant with proper humidity levels to revive it.

Sunlight

Hilo Beauty Alocasia thrives in bright, indirect light.

Temperature

Ideal temperatures for this plant range from 60°F to 90°F.

Humidity

High humidity levels are preferred.

Toxicity

Hilo Beauty is a toxic to cats, dogs and children, potentially deadly plant that can cause dermatitis and stomach upsets to those who come into contact with it. If your cats or dogs like to chew on plants, keep Hilo Beauty away from them because it is poisonous if they ingest the leaves.

Fertilizer

Feed your Hilo Beauty Alocasia a balanced fertilizer once every month during the growing season.

Fertilizer is not required from November to March. Hilo Beauty will go dormant and might lose all its leaves in winter.

Growth Rate

This plant grows at a moderate pace, reaching heights of up to 2-3 feet.

Propagation

Propagate Hilo Beauty through root division or stem cuttings, placed in water or soil.

Soil Mix

Use well-draining soil and a pot with proper drainage

Repotting

Repot your Hilo Beauty once a year will help or when roots are peeking out of the bottom pot holes maintain their height and vigor. Select a pot that is 1-2″ wider than the current one to allow roots to grow and expand. It’s important to not select a planter too large for the risk of root rot.

Common Pests

Keep an eye out for mealybugs, spider mites, and scale insects, which can be treated with insecticidal soap and water.


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