Alocasia scalprum, also known as the Elephant's Ear or African Mask Plant, is a striking tropical plant known for its large, arrow-shaped leaves and unique scalloped edges. Place your Alocasia scalprum in bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant when the top inch of the soil feels dry to the touch. Ensure good drainage to prevent root rot, and use a well-aerated, well-draining potting mix.
Pests: Watch for spider mites and aphids; use insecticidal soap if needed.
Root Rot: Ensure well-draining soil and don't let the plant sit in water.
Yellowing Leaves: Adjust watering and check for pests or nutrient deficiencies.
Temperature Extremes: Keep the plant in a warm, stable environment.