Taking proper care of my Alocasia Polly
I have had an Alocasia Polly (bought on impulse by my wife) for about 3 weeks. I found out these things can be finnicky. I mist it twice a day and water it so that the soil stays moist letting it dry a tad between waterings. The soil is quite water retentive so it only needs weekly watering.
I also put it on humidity tray with rocks and have it in the kitchen on a nicely lit corner with North and East corner windows, wide open. We have no A/C, so the temperature stays nice for plants (around high 70's or low 80's).
The plant has looked better and better over the past 3 weeks. But before the winter comes I want to make sure I do everything to promote a healthy life for this plant. First thing I am considering is the soil. What is a good soil mix for something like this? Would Al's Gritty mix be good or should I go for something with peat? Should I try to maintain high sun exposure (maybe move to South window) during the winter?
Thanks for the help!