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Alocasia Melo

Alocasia Melo

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Alocasia Melo, also known as Alocasia 'Melo' or Velvet Alocasia. Scientifically classified as Alocasia rugosa, this stunning plant species boasts velvety leaves with unique texture and intricate patterns. Native to Southeast Asia, Alocasia Melo thrives in warm, humid environments and makes a striking addition to any indoor jungle or botanical collection. Its distinct foliage and tropical allure are sure to captivate plant enthusiasts worldwide.

Benefits of the Alocasia Melo

Unique Aesthetic: With its velvety leaves and intricate patterns, Alocasia Melo adds a touch of exotic beauty to any indoor space, making it a captivating focal point.

Air Purification: Like other Alocasia varieties, Alocasia Melo helps improve indoor air quality by filtering out toxins and impurities, promoting a healthier living environment.

Low Maintenance: Despite its striking appearance, Alocasia Melo is relatively easy to care for, requiring moderate watering and indirect sunlight, making it suitable for both beginner and experienced plant enthusiasts.

Stress Relief: Caring for Alocasia Melo can be a therapeutic experience, providing stress relief and promoting mindfulness through nurturing and tending to its unique foliage.

Decorative Element: Whether placed in a living room, office, or bedroom, Alocasia Melo adds a touch of tropical elegance to any decor scheme, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of the space.

Overall, Alocasia Melo is not just a visually stunning plant but also offers numerous benefits that contribute to a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing indoor environment.

The Ultimate Alocasia Growing Guide: Tips and Care Information


Photographs are representative of the species and not always of the specific plant shipped. Normal variations in size, pruning and leaf structure may occur.

Sun: Indirect

Alocasia Melo prefers bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves. Place it near a window where it receives filtered sunlight or in a well-lit room without direct exposure to the sun.

Light: Medium - Bright

Provide bright, indirect light for your Alocasia Melo. It thrives in medium to bright light conditions but can tolerate lower light levels. Ensure it receives consistent, gentle light throughout the day to support healthy growth.

Water: When half dry

Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water your Alocasia Melo when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, typically once a week. Ensure adequate drainage to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot. Adjust watering frequency based on environmental factors such as temperature and humidity.

Humidity: High

Alocasia Melo thrives in high humidity environments. Maintain humidity levels between 60-80% to mimic its natural habitat. Use a humidifier or place the plant on a pebble tray filled with water to increase humidity. Regular misting can also help maintain humidity levels around the plant.

Pet Friendly: Caution

Alocasia Melo is toxic to pets if ingested. Keep it out of reach of cats, dogs, and other animals to prevent accidental consumption. Consider placing it in areas inaccessible to pets or using deterrents to discourage chewing or nibbling.

Pro Tip

Alocasia Melo Care: To mimic its natural habitat and promote optimal growth, create a humid microclimate by grouping your Alocasia Melo with other houseplants. As nearby plants transpire, they release moisture into the air, increasing humidity levels around your Alocasia.

Delivery Policy for Plant Condition

"I have only received part of my order. What to do?

No worries if you've only got part of your order! Our plants come from different nurseries and might arrive in separate shipments, typically 1-2 days apart. It's all part of ensuring your green friends reach you in top-notch condition!

If you do not receive the remaining packages within 48 hours contact support at

What is the Life Time Support?

Absolutely! Lifetime support means you can count on us whenever you have questions or uncertainties about your plant. Whether you're puzzled by its behavior or just want to ensure it's thriving, we're here for you. Connect with us on Instagram @mygreenscapeto or shoot us an email at

When it comes to our guarantee for plants shipped with standard or express, rest assured that we offer a 30-day happy healthy plant guarantee on all such shipments. This ensures that your plants are covered for 30 days after delivery, giving you peace of mind regarding their condition. If you have any concerns within this period, feel free to reach out to us for assistance.

For further details, please visit our Local Delivery, Store Pickup, Standard Shipping Guide Page.

What to expect

Your plant will arrive in a standard nursery pot, typically 0.5" - 1" smaller than the stated size to seamlessly fit into your chosen decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are available for separate purchase.

Just like nature intended, each plant is unique, showcasing natural variations in size, shape, and characteristics. Our commitment is to deliver a plant that closely resembles the one featured on our website, matching your chosen size, and with the potential to thrive happily in your home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Certainly! If you're pondering about ordering plants online, you're not alone. We've compiled the most frequently asked questions. Check out our FAQ section here for quick answers! Happy planting!

Size Guide

Choosing the right pot size for your plants can be a daunting task, especially if you're new to gardening. But fear not! Our pot sizes chart can help you find the perfect match for your plants, ensuring they have enough space to grow and thrive. With our guide, you'll be able to confidently choose the right pot size and plant variety for your gardening needs.

Plant Pot Size Guide.

Plant & Pot Size Chart
Extra Small 7-10 cm 2.5 - 3 inches
Small 11-12 cm 3.5 - 4 inches
Medium 14-17 cm 5 - 6 inches
Large 19-21 cm 8 - 10 inches
Extra Large 24-27 cm 12 - 14 inches

All sizes are specified in product details.

Your Complete Guide to Pot Sizes: What Size Should You Choose?

When selecting a pot for your plant, it's important to find the right size. But with all the different options out there, how do you know which one is best? We're here to help!

MyGreenscape's pot sizes chart is a great resource for finding your perfect fit. Our easy-to-read chart takes out all the guesswork and helps you quickly choose the right size for your plant.

Smaller pots are best for seedlings or small plants just starting out. These tend to be shallow but wide, allowing enough room for the roots of the young plant but not too much where they get overcrowded. Medium-sized pots are ideal when your plant has grown from its infancy and is ready for more space. These are deeper and wider than small pots, so that it can accommodate larger root systems - making sure your plant gets enough nourishment while still giving it breathing room. Large pots are top choice if you have an established plant in need of lots of space - think trees and large shrubs! The spacious depth and width allow plenty of room for deep root systems without struggling for air or light.

No matter what size you choose, MyGreenscape has got you covered, with our pot sizes chart guaranteeing you find the perfect fit every time!

Light Guide

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Care Guide

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To prevent both under-watering and overwatering, use a well-draining potting mix and allow excess water to escape. Always check the soil moisture before adding more water to keep your plants thriving.