Alocasia Variegated Bambino "Aurea" Tissue Culture

Introducing our Variegated Alocasia Bambino “Aurea” tissue culture – a captivating addition to your plant family, that has stunning variegation with deep greens and bright yellows. It's bound to steal your heart! 🌱🌟

Please note that the images you see closely reflect what you will receive and to showcase how they will grow, although they mat not be exact.

Your Variegated Alocasia Bambino “Aurea” will arrive in a protective glass jar, and need to be acclimated upon arrival closely following our acclimation instructions below. These beauties need a little time and extra patience to adjust to their new surroundings.

Don’t worry, though! If you’re unsure about the acclimation process, we’re here to help every step of the way. With our guidance and your TLC, your very own Variegated Alocasia Bambino “Aurea” will soon flourish into a gorgeous, thriving plant. 💚 💫

If you do not feel equipped to handle the acclimation process, we would be happy to acclimate your plant for you. Please note this process can take anywhere from 8-10 weeks. If you are interested in this, please add "acclimated" to the order notes upon checking out. 😊 

Here are the instructions to ensure success with your new plant.
Please follow the care instructions below very closely!

Materials needed:
-Bottled Water
-Iodine/Betadine (available at pharmacies or Target in the bandaid aisle)
-Rooting hormone (We use Elite Root Igniter 1 tbsp:1 gallon)
-Supplemental light source (we use T5 or T8 LED Barrina grow lights found on Amazon)
-Humidity controlled environment / container with humidistat gauge.
-Coco coir / Perlite (2:1 Ratio)

1. Clean your hands & the surfaces you will be using. Please open the container and rinse the agar off the plant.
(It is normal for your plant or agar to have shaken around a bit in transit.)

2. Place rinsed plant in a bowl of bottled water with Iodine/Betadine (available at pharmacies or Target in the bandaid aisle). About 1 tbsp:1 gallon & soak for a minimum of 3 minutes. Feel free to remove any lower leaves that may be browning (Do not worry about these leaves, they do not grow in size and shed during acclimation. It's the new growth that's important!)

3. Place in a separate bowl with bottled water and diluted rooting hormone. (We use Elite Root Igniter 1 tbsp:1 gallon) Soak for maximum 2 minutes.
If you use a different brand please follow the dilution instructions on the packaging.

4. Prepare the growing medium (Coco Coir & Perlite 2:1 Ratio) by wetting it with a spray bottle with rooting hormone mixed in, you will need the medium to be damp but not soaking wet. From here you can pot your tissue culture into this, we recommend starting with a 2" pot.

5. For 4-8 weeks keep the plantlet in a high humidity environment with airflow of around 90%+ to acclimate. Slowly begin lowering the humidity each week to end at a baseline of about 70%. (Use a humidistat to monitor the actual humidity.)
A plastic storage bin, or other container with enough room for the plant to grow can work to keep the humidity high.
(This step is the most important !!)

6. Use LED lighting to support the plant for 10-14 hr/day. Depending on the strength of your lights, keep within a good distance of the light.

As your plant is showing signs it is producing new growth (new leaves and healthy roots forming), you can begin transitioning from the high humidity into normal grow conditions.
Throughout this process ensure the plant continues to receive 10-14 hrs of light, keep the growing medium moist, and continue to support root growth!
Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions as they come up. We are here to help 😊🌱


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