Botanical Name: Xanthosoma Mickey Mouse
Commonly known as : Alocasia Mickey Mouse
Xanthosoma Mickey Mouse care guide
A Colocasia Illustris do very well in bright light, but need to stay away from the sun as this would start burning their leave. They will grow well in moist shady spot with dappled sun.
Alocasias in general do enough a fair amount of water. So it’s ideal to keep them relatively moist, but not so much that they are sitting in water from prolonged periods.
If you keep these plants in very moist and wet environments they will have sufficient humudity around them. However if kept inside, its important to increase the humidity as much as possible.
Food is always important for a Mickey Mouse! Fertilize them at least once a week with a water soluble fertlizer like Grobest.
In time you will find that your Calathea Orbifolia will start outgrowing it’s pot and you will need to upsize the pot and give him a fresh mix. They require a well draining soil mixture that has good moisture retention.
Try and only use a premium potting mix such as the Gromor Potting Soil and it’s always good practice to add in Perlite that will assist with good drainage, plus peat moss and coir husks that will hold in some moisture.