The Alocasia Purple Sword has long, spear-shaped, and glossy dark-green to purple leaves with scalloped edges and reddish undersides that stand on tall stalks of purple/brown shades.
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Height: 12in - 36in
Spread: 12in - 36in
Light: Bright indirect
Zone: 9b - 11
Pet Safe: Toxic if ingested. Keep away from pets and children.
CareGeneral Maintenance: Can be repotted annually if the plant has become quite rootbound.
Temperature: Maintain temperatures between 17°C - 25°C. Lower temperatures will cause alocasia to go into dormancy.
Light: Alocasias love light, but can be prone to sunburn. A bright area with no direct sun is ideal.
Watering: Alocasias like their soil a little on the dryer side as they are prone to root and crown rot, but they require high humidity to thrive. Water when the top 2 - 3 inches of soil is dry, but maintain high humidity via a humidifier or pebble tray.
Fertilizer: Use a balanced fertilizer once a month between April and August.
Soil: A well draining soil is encouraged to further prevent root rot.