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What happens if I fertilize my Chinese taro too much?

Chinese taro
Alocasia cucullata
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Since it is advisable to fertilize your Chinese taro every few weeks throughout the growing season, overfertilization is not often an issue. However, it remains possible for this to occur. If you overfertilize your Chinese taro, you may notice accumulations of excess fertilizer on the soil’s surface and foliage discoloration.
Fertilizer burn is the most common issue you should worry about when feeding a Chinese taro. This issue occurs when you overfertilize, fail to dilute your fertilizer, or when don’t water during and after fertilization. In any of those cases, the fertilizer can draw moisture out of your plant’s roots, causing it to dry out. Often, fertilizer burn will manifest with browning and yellowing of this plant’s leaves.
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Chinese taro (Alocasia cucullata)
Chinese taro
A species of Elephant's-ears, Also known as Buddha's hand
Botanical name: Alocasia cucullata
Genus: Elephant's-ears
Description
Alocasia cucullata boasts large, glossy, heart-shaped leaves. The species is fairly low-maintenance, and so it has become a popular ornamental, especially in wet, warm places. Thought to originally hail from Southeast Asia, the plant is now found across much of the world's tropics. Although some species of chinese taro can be eaten, Chinese taro is poisonous. Nevertheless, some Buddhist traditions consider it to be good luck, and so it is cultivated in temples.
Garden Use
Plants of genus Alocasia are usually grown in green spaces, wall corners, or gardens for interior and exterior decoration. Their very distinctive leaves are shaped like arrows or hearts and have prominent veins. Leaves may have black, dark purple, or bronze markings. In some species, they can grow up to 4 to 5 m high. Their tall green or mottled-striped stems and peculiar leaves make these plants an excellent choice for interior and exterior decoration.
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