Alocasia reversa is one of the most beautiful of the jewel Alocasia. Native to hills in areas around Kuching, this species has dark patterns on the interior of the leaf which presents a stark contrast to the light green on the exterior.
Jewel Alocasia thrive under bright light indoors and part sun - shade outdoors. They also do very well under grow lights. High humidity encourages new growth more quickly. Temperatures are best between 60-85 degrees. Good soil drainage is essential to keeping Alocasia happy. We use a chunky mix of coconut chips, perlite and sparing sphagnum moss and make sure to let the soil dry out almost completely between waterings. It's best to error on the side of under vs. over watering with jewel Alocasia. Fertilizer can be used at 1/4 to 1/2 strength after plants have their roots established. Alocasia can be particularly dramatic about shipping but bounce back quickly as long as they are not keep too wet in transit. NEVER SOAK IN WATER.