Detailed Information About Alocasia Azlanii

The alocasia azlanii is a beautiful, dark purple foliage that has darker edging and purple veins that make the leaves look like a stormy sky.

Alocasia azlanii is beautiful foliage that has dark purple leaves with darker purple veins. It makes a beautiful addition to any landscape and can be planted in a variety of locations. Alocasia azlanii has a widespread and the foliage can get up to 5 feet tall.

This plant is easy to grow, needs minimal care, and will tolerate drought.  You should grow it in full sun or partial shade. The Alocasia azlanii will bloom in spring and fall continuously if it is not cut back after it blooms.

If you are looking for a plant that has a good amount of foliage and flowers but does not require much maintenance this plant is a perfect choice.

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History Of The Clocasia Azlanii

The history of the alocasia azlanii is an epiphytic orchid native to the islands of Madagascar. The species was described by Joseph Dalton Hooker in 1852, based on plant material collected by the French botanist Pierre Edmond Boissier in 1837 and 1841, who had collected specimens in the island’s rainforest regions.

Hooker’s description was published in 1858 in his landmark work, Icones Plantarum. In his 1858 description of the species, Hooker wrote: “This species is distinguished from all other species of Alocasia by its large, long-stalked flowers.” Hooker named the species after the British botanist Henry William Alston (1802–1871., who in 1834 had been the first to publish a description of the genus Alocasia.

The species was described again in 1889 when the botanist Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach published a description of the orchid and gave it the name Alocasia azlanii. Reichenbach’s description included an illustration of the flower.

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This plant grows between 30 and 90cm tall. The plant grows into a mound shape with deep green, glossy leaves. The leaves are shaped like a fan and have a leathery texture. The edges of the leaves are serrated and are covered in fine hairs.

The stems are dark red and have dark red or pink flowers. The flowers have five petals and are white to light pink. The flowers grow on stalks that are up to 40cm long. The flowers have a slight fragrance.

Alocasia Azlanii Planting Requirements:


Alocasia azlanii requires well-drained soil with a pH between 6.1 to 6.5. The plant will grow in full sun to partial shade but does best in full sun. It grows best in average to fertile, well-drained soils.

The ideal soil temperature is about 60 degrees F. The plant does not tolerate frost. Alocasia azlanii has been cultivated in gardens for centuries. It was introduced into the United States in the 1930s and is now grown throughout North America.


Alocasia azlanii can be propagated from seed or by division. Seeds germinate readily and should be sown at least 2 weeks before the last frost. Sow seeds 1/2 inch deep in a sunny location and keeps moist until germination occurs. Plant seedlings 12 inches apart in rows 18 inches apart and space plants 3 feet apart within the rows.


Provide additional fertilizer when the plants begin to grow vigorously. Keep plants evenly moist but do not let them get wet. Fertilize with a 10-10-10 fertilizer once every two weeks.


Water during dry spells, but avoid over-watering.  Keep well-watered until new growth begins.


For best results, divide the plant in spring or fall. Divide the rhizomes in fall by planting each piece 3 to 4 inches deep in a pot or flat. Each piece should be 3 to 4 inches wide at the top of the root ball and at least 2 inches wide at the bottom.


Repotting the alocasias every two to three years by digging up the plant, loosening the roots, and repotting into a new container using a sphagnum moss mix.

Pests & diseases

There are no pests or diseases associated with this plant.  Aphids and whiteflies may be a problem; spray with insecticidal soap or horticultural oil as needed.

In Conclusion

The Alocasia azlanii is one of the most beautiful plants you can ever grow.  You will find it to be very easy and rewarding. I have been growing this plant for years, but have never had a problem with it.

It has always done well and has even bloomed in my pots. This is the perfect plant to grow indoors or out. It does not get too big and is not too heavy. It is very pretty and flowers all summer long.

Alocasia Azlanii does not require complicated growing conditions to thrive. It’s one plant you can grow easily with easily available conditions. Use regular potting soil and some fertilizer to nourish the plant.

A good consistent wearing schedule works best for this plant.  As far as pests go, Alocasia azlanii is pest free. It has a low growth rate and will not attract many pests.   If you are interested in growing this plant, why not give it a try.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Alocasia Azlanii?

Alocasia azlanii is a member of the araceae family, and is native to Madagascar. The species' name is derived from the Malagasy word for 'tree' and 'plant'. The leaves are a culinary herb and the stalks can be eaten raw or cooked.

How big can Alocasia Azlanii grow?

The leaves of Alocasia azlanii are large, with a length of 2-3m.  Alocasia azlanii has larger leaves and thicker stems than Alocasia macrorrhiza. The plant has an oval shape, and grows up to a height of 50-60cm.

What is the rarest Alocasia?

Alocasia azlanii is a rare plant in cultivation, and the only known specimen in Europe was found growing wild near the village of Tulear in Madagascar.

Can you propagate Alocasia from leaves?

No, this plant cannot be propagated from leaves but you can propagate it from stem cuttings or seeds. The temperature of the ideal growing environment for Alocasia azlanii is between 20°C and 25°C.