some of my Alocasia's leaves are a little beat up, is that OK?
hey all! I got this 4-5 inch Alocasia Polly from the Sill about 3 months ago, I love her. I noticed when I got her that some of her leaves are a bit beat up, little tears and holes here and there - she came that way so it's nothing I've done.

Is this OK? Anything I should be aware of or do? I've just started fertilizing. Maybe this is just the way the plant is. I just wanted to check and make sure it's healthy.
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    PlntNrd If you don’t find any evidence of mites, it’s probably just mechanical damage. You did say that the tears and holes were present when you received this plant, right? So, to me, that makes me think that it was most likely due to shipping damage. The tears/holes obviously won’t repair themselves or close up, but they will heal. One thing you might want to think about is humidity levels around this plant. Alocasia’s like lots of humidity and the tears and holes could get worse (and more can appear) with a lack of humidity.
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    Sheila Ack! If I find out rhat it is spider mites (when I check out the plant at the office tomorrow) should I remove the damaged leaves after treating it?
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      Pei Alocasia is very prone to spider mite. Prevention is the key! You want to dust it regularly and keep it away from dry air (mites love that.) Increase the environment humidity will do wonder too. However, do not mist the plant directly, Alocasia is also prone to leaf fungal infections. Beauty comes with a price, haha!
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    Pei I suspect it's the spider mites. Do you see any "fine" webbings on the front and back of leaves?
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      Sheila Sorry meant to reply down here. If I do find out that it's spider mites tomorrow, should I remove the damaged leaves after treating the plant?
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        Pei Definitely! Especially the first leaf On that photo, that’s goner already!