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Product Information

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  • Botanical Name: Alocasia Rugosa
  • Common Names: Alocasia Melo, Elephant Ear

Alocasia Melo: Nature’s Velvet Masterpiece

The Alocasia Melo, also known as the Velvet Alocasia, is a botanical masterpiece that captivates with its luxurious appearance. Dressed in lush, velvety foliage, its leaves unfold like dark green tapestries, boasting a texture reminiscent of the softest suede. The Melo’s regal beauty is enhanced by silvery veins coursing through the foliage, creating an intricate network of nature’s finest artistry. This Alocasia thrives in an atmosphere of high humidity, rewarding its caretaker with a velveteen display of tropical elegance. The Alocasia Melo, with its tactile allure and visual opulence, stands as a testament to the poetry of plant life.

***Very sensitive to the cold***

Complete Care Guide for Alocasia Melo

Alocasia Melo, also known as the “Melo,” is a unique and visually striking plant known for its velvety leaves and distinctive texture. To ensure the health and vibrancy of your Alocasia Melo, follow this comprehensive care guide.

Light:

  • Filtered Light: Alocasia Melo prefers bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves. Filtered sunlight or a location with dappled light is ideal.

Temperature:

  • Warm Environment: Maintain a warm environment for Alocasia Melo, with temperatures ranging between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C). Protect the plant from drafts and sudden temperature changes.

Humidity:

  • High Humidity: Alocasia Melo thrives in high humidity. Increase humidity levels through regular misting, using a humidifier, or placing a tray of water and pebbles nearby.

Watering:

  • Keep Soil Moist: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of the soil feels slightly dry. Adjust the watering frequency based on environmental conditions and the plant’s needs.

Soil:

  • Well-Draining Mix: Plant Alocasia Melo in a well-draining potting mix. A mixture of peat, perlite, and orchid bark works well. Ensure the pot has drainage holes to prevent water accumulation.

Container:

  • Adequate Size: Choose a container with enough space for the plant’s roots to grow. Use a pot with drainage holes to avoid waterlogging.

Fertilizing:

  • Regular Feeding: Feed Alocasia Melo with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 2-4 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Suspend or reduce fertilization in the fall and winter.

Pruning:

  • Minimal Pruning: Alocasia Melo generally requires minimal pruning. Remove any yellow or damaged leaves using clean, sharp scissors.

Propagation:

  • Rhizome Division: Propagate Alocasia Melo through rhizome division during repotting. Carefully separate rhizomes with roots and plant them in new containers.

Caution:

  • Toxicity: Alocasia plants are toxic if ingested. Keep them out of reach of pets and children.

Pest Management:

  • Monitor for Pests: Keep an eye out for pests such as spider mites or aphids. Treat any infestations promptly using insecticidal soap or neem oil.

Decorative Tips:

  • Highlight Velvety Texture: Showcase the unique velvety texture of Alocasia Melo by placing it against a contrasting backdrop or in an aesthetically pleasing container.

By following these care instructions, your Alocasia Melo will thrive, displaying its captivating appearance and becoming a standout feature in your indoor garden.

FAQ

Certainly, each plant is delivered with a Nursery Pot only. You have the flexibility to choose your preferred pot and repot the plant upon arrival.

If your region experiences cold temperatures below 50°F, consider our "Winter Plant Shipping Protection" to safeguard your plant from cold-related damage.

Please take note of the following:

  • Winter Protection is essential for orders in areas with daytime temperatures below 50°F. If temperatures plummet below 0°F, we'll postpone shipping until conditions improve, and we'll notify you accordingly.

  • Orders lacking Winter Protection may be canceled if temperatures in your area dip below 50°F.

  • Without "Winter Plant Shipping Protection," we cannot offer refunds or replacements for cold-related plant damage. Your plant's well-being is our priority.

Shipping within the USA:

At UrbanPlantNook, we provide nationwide shipping services. Utilizing specially designed plant packaging, we expedite the delivery of plants across the country. Through rigorous testing and refinement, we have developed a winning formula to ensure the highest quality plants upon delivery.

We’ve established reliable partnerships with USPS to facilitate the delivery of plants throughout North America. We are so confident in these partnerships that we guarantee your plants will arrive in excellent condition.

Order Processing:

We maintain year-round shipping, unaffected by local weather conditions. Typically, your order is processed within 2-5 business days from the date of your order placement. Once we’ve shipped your order, you will promptly receive an USPS Tracking Number to track the delivery progress in detail.

Shipping Fees:

Our shipping fees are straightforward. At checkout, you will be charged a flat rate of $9.99 for all orders, regardless of their size and location in the United Stated. However, we also have a fantastic offer: if your order total exceeds $50, you qualify for free shipping.

  • Flat Shipping Rate $9.99 for order under $49.99
  • Free shipping for order more than $50.00

Note: If your order is $50.00 or above, please choose the free shipping method during the checkout process.

Delivery Timeline:

Your parcel is expected to reach your doorstep within a span of 7-14 working days. It’s important to note that the precise delivery timeframe depends on the USPS Delivery Schedule, over which we have limited control. However, rest assured that as soon as your order is dispatched, you will receive a USPS Tracking Number for real-time monitoring.

Our Guarantee:

We take meticulous care in packaging our plants to ensure they arrive in pristine condition. Every plant comes with a 7-day guarantee, providing coverage in case it arrives damaged. If you encounter any issues with your order, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email.

We stand firmly behind our products and aim for your complete satisfaction. When you purchase plants from UrbanPlantNook, you can do so with confidence, knowing that your purchase is risk-free.

International Shipping:

As of now, we are only able to provide shipping services within the United States.

Absolutely, we offer a shipping guarantee. We carefully pack each plant in a sturdy carton box to ensure safe delivery. In the rare event of shipping damage, you have a 7-day window to request a refund or replacement. For more detail, please check our Return & Refund & Replacement Policy

We meticulously package our plants for safe delivery in custom-fitted, sturdy carton boxes. These boxes are designed to prevent any shifting during shipment, ensuring your plants arrive in excellent condition. For detailed packaging information, please refer to this link: Our Packing Process

Certainly, should you wish to make changes or cancel your order, kindly reach out within 12 hours of order confirmation. Once your order reaches the "Packing" status, it becomes unmodifiable. For further information, please refer to this page: Order Cancellation & Modification Policy

If you're unsure about your USDA Zone, you can find it by following this link: USDA Zone Map

Planting Accessories

Elevate your gardening experience with our exquisite collection of planting accessories. Whether you're a seasoned horticulturist or just starting your journey into the world of plants, our range of accessories is designed to add a touch of sophistication to your gardening endeavors.

Winter Protection

Winter Protection is essential for orders in areas with daytime temperatures below 50°F. If temperatures plummet below 0°F, we'll postpone shipping until conditions improve, and we'll notify you accordingly.

Orders lacking Winter Protection may be canceled if temperatures in your area dip below 50°F.

Without "Winter Plant Shipping Protection," we cannot offer refunds or replacements for cold-related plant damage. Your plant's well-being is our priority.

Alocasia Melo

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   Free Shipping on Order more than $50
   We offer replacement or a refund for damaged plant
   Only ship the healthy plants to you
   Over 400+ plants you can choose for your home

add a pot for your plant

quick plant care guide

Product Information

Information

  • Botanical Name: Alocasia Rugosa
  • Common Names: Alocasia Melo, Elephant Ear

Alocasia Melo: Nature’s Velvet Masterpiece

The Alocasia Melo, also known as the Velvet Alocasia, is a botanical masterpiece that captivates with its luxurious appearance. Dressed in lush, velvety foliage, its leaves unfold like dark green tapestries, boasting a texture reminiscent of the softest suede. The Melo’s regal beauty is enhanced by silvery veins coursing through the foliage, creating an intricate network of nature’s finest artistry. This Alocasia thrives in an atmosphere of high humidity, rewarding its caretaker with a velveteen display of tropical elegance. The Alocasia Melo, with its tactile allure and visual opulence, stands as a testament to the poetry of plant life.

***Very sensitive to the cold***

Complete Care Guide for Alocasia Melo

Alocasia Melo, also known as the “Melo,” is a unique and visually striking plant known for its velvety leaves and distinctive texture. To ensure the health and vibrancy of your Alocasia Melo, follow this comprehensive care guide.

Light:

  • Filtered Light: Alocasia Melo prefers bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves. Filtered sunlight or a location with dappled light is ideal.

Temperature:

  • Warm Environment: Maintain a warm environment for Alocasia Melo, with temperatures ranging between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C). Protect the plant from drafts and sudden temperature changes.

Humidity:

  • High Humidity: Alocasia Melo thrives in high humidity. Increase humidity levels through regular misting, using a humidifier, or placing a tray of water and pebbles nearby.

Watering:

  • Keep Soil Moist: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of the soil feels slightly dry. Adjust the watering frequency based on environmental conditions and the plant’s needs.

Soil:

  • Well-Draining Mix: Plant Alocasia Melo in a well-draining potting mix. A mixture of peat, perlite, and orchid bark works well. Ensure the pot has drainage holes to prevent water accumulation.

Container:

  • Adequate Size: Choose a container with enough space for the plant’s roots to grow. Use a pot with drainage holes to avoid waterlogging.

Fertilizing:

  • Regular Feeding: Feed Alocasia Melo with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 2-4 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Suspend or reduce fertilization in the fall and winter.

Pruning:

  • Minimal Pruning: Alocasia Melo generally requires minimal pruning. Remove any yellow or damaged leaves using clean, sharp scissors.

Propagation:

  • Rhizome Division: Propagate Alocasia Melo through rhizome division during repotting. Carefully separate rhizomes with roots and plant them in new containers.

Caution:

  • Toxicity: Alocasia plants are toxic if ingested. Keep them out of reach of pets and children.

Pest Management:

  • Monitor for Pests: Keep an eye out for pests such as spider mites or aphids. Treat any infestations promptly using insecticidal soap or neem oil.

Decorative Tips:

  • Highlight Velvety Texture: Showcase the unique velvety texture of Alocasia Melo by placing it against a contrasting backdrop or in an aesthetically pleasing container.

By following these care instructions, your Alocasia Melo will thrive, displaying its captivating appearance and becoming a standout feature in your indoor garden.

Planting Accessories

Elevate your gardening experience with our exquisite collection of planting accessories. Whether you're a seasoned horticulturist or just starting your journey into the world of plants, our range of accessories is designed to add a touch of sophistication to your gardening endeavors.

Check more

Winter Protection

Winter Protection is essential for orders in areas with daytime temperatures below 50°F. If temperatures plummet below 0°F, we'll postpone shipping until conditions improve, and we'll notify you accordingly.

Orders lacking Winter Protection may be canceled if temperatures in your area dip below 50°F.

Without "Winter Plant Shipping Protection," we cannot offer refunds or replacements for cold-related plant damage. Your plant's well-being is our priority.

FAQ

Certainly, each plant is delivered with a Nursery Pot only. You have the flexibility to choose your preferred pot and repot the plant upon arrival.

If your region experiences cold temperatures below 50°F, consider our "Winter Plant Shipping Protection" to safeguard your plant from cold-related damage.

Please take note of the following:

  • Winter Protection is essential for orders in areas with daytime temperatures below 50°F. If temperatures plummet below 0°F, we'll postpone shipping until conditions improve, and we'll notify you accordingly.

  • Orders lacking Winter Protection may be canceled if temperatures in your area dip below 50°F.

  • Without "Winter Plant Shipping Protection," we cannot offer refunds or replacements for cold-related plant damage. Your plant's well-being is our priority.

Shipping within the USA:

At UrbanPlantNook, we provide nationwide shipping services. Utilizing specially designed plant packaging, we expedite the delivery of plants across the country. Through rigorous testing and refinement, we have developed a winning formula to ensure the highest quality plants upon delivery.

We’ve established reliable partnerships with USPS to facilitate the delivery of plants throughout North America. We are so confident in these partnerships that we guarantee your plants will arrive in excellent condition.

Order Processing:

We maintain year-round shipping, unaffected by local weather conditions. Typically, your order is processed within 2-5 business days from the date of your order placement. Once we’ve shipped your order, you will promptly receive an USPS Tracking Number to track the delivery progress in detail.

Shipping Fees:

Our shipping fees are straightforward. At checkout, you will be charged a flat rate of $9.99 for all orders, regardless of their size and location in the United Stated. However, we also have a fantastic offer: if your order total exceeds $50, you qualify for free shipping.

  • Flat Shipping Rate $9.99 for order under $49.99
  • Free shipping for order more than $50.00

Note: If your order is $199.00 or above, please choose the free shipping method during the checkout process.

Delivery Timeline:

Your parcel is expected to reach your doorstep within a span of 7-14 working days. It’s important to note that the precise delivery timeframe depends on the USPS Delivery Schedule, over which we have limited control. However, rest assured that as soon as your order is dispatched, you will receive a USPS Tracking Number for real-time monitoring.

Our Guarantee:

We take meticulous care in packaging our plants to ensure they arrive in pristine condition. Every plant comes with a 7-day guarantee, providing coverage in case it arrives damaged. If you encounter any issues with your order, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email.

We stand firmly behind our products and aim for your complete satisfaction. When you purchase plants from UrbanPlantNook, you can do so with confidence, knowing that your purchase is risk-free.

International Shipping:

As of now, we are only able to provide shipping services within the United States.

Absolutely, we offer a shipping guarantee. We carefully pack each plant in a sturdy carton box to ensure safe delivery. In the rare event of shipping damage, you have a 7-day window to request a refund or replacement. For more detail, please check our Return & Refund & Replacement Policy

We meticulously package our plants for safe delivery in custom-fitted, sturdy carton boxes. These boxes are designed to prevent any shifting during shipment, ensuring your plants arrive in excellent condition. For detailed packaging information, please refer to this link: Our Packing Process

Certainly, should you wish to make changes or cancel your order, kindly reach out within 12 hours of order confirmation. Once your order reaches the "Packing" status, it becomes unmodifiable. For further information, please refer to this page: Order Cancellation & Modification Policy

If you're unsure about your USDA Zone, you can find it by following this link: USDA Zone Map

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