Alocasia Cuprea Red Secret

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Alocasia wins again with another dazzling display of living beauty. The Cuprea’s leaves delicately twinkle as light reflects off of the almost metallic, dark chocolatey-green foliage. Similar to the Polly, this Alocasia is more compact than others, displaying a jungle rich burgundy underside which offers depth against the lustre of its glossy new growth.

Light: Thrives in bright, well-lit conditions, however direct sunlight should be avoided as it will dull the plant’s colourful leaves. Alocasia do not benefit from shade, and will begin to suffer if light is too low.

Watering: The Alocasia’s soil should be kept moist with warm water. Do not allow the soil to dry-out but be wary not to overwater. Water less in winter when the plant is dormant.

Temperature: Alocasia cuprea Red Secret needs to be kept warm. Normal room temperature is ideal: between 18-22°C. Avoid cold draughts.

Humidity: Needs a moist environment with above average humidity. Stand on a pebble tray to improve humidity and mist frequently. The ideal location would be a bright, steamy bathroom or kitchen.

Feed: Apply a slow release fertiliser once a month during the growing season.

Height & Growth rate: Unlike most other Alocasia, the cuprea Red Secret is slow growing. This Elephant Ear will typically reach a maximum height of 1 metre.

Toxicity: These plants are harmful if eaten and are a skin and eye irritant. Keep out of reach of children and animals.

Origin: Alocasia cuprea Red Secret is a native of South East Asia.