The Alocasia ‘Purple Sword’ foliage boasts a deep-purple underside and a deep grey-green topside. The leaf edge could be described as widely wavey, like that of a sword forged a long time ago.
It has grown in popularity due to its unique foliage. Like most Alocasias, this plant requires high humidity! If you’re looking for a rare plant, this Alocasia will fit perfectly in your urban jungle.
Grow Pot Size: 4”
Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 10-14”
Plant Care Level: Medium to Difficult
The corms of the Alocasia can easily be split in the spring and propagated to make several new plants.
Alocasia 'Purple Sword' Care Tips
Other Common Names: Alocasia Lauterbanchiana
Binomial Name: Alocasia lauterbanchiana
Care Level: Medium to difficult
Light: Bright, indirect light
Water: Keep the soil evenly moist
Pet Friendly: No
The Alocasia 'Purple Sword' Story
Where is it from?
The Alocasia can be found growing along streams and marshes of tropical rainforests, in South Asia, Pacific Islands, and Eastern Australia.
Who is the Alocasia 'Purple Sword'?
The long lanceolate foliage of the Alocasia ‘Purple Sword’ is you guessed it, purple!
The undersides are purple while the topsides of the leaves remain a deep grey-green. The Alocasia belongs to the Araceae family. This family boasts 97 species belonging to the Alocasia genus.
Good For You!
The Alocasia boasts strikingly detailed foliage that can boost your overall mood. The unique patterns of natural wonder are eye-catching.
Is the Alocasia 'Purple Sword' the right plant for me?
This plant is a fast-growing beauty. It does require a weekly check-in, to ensure it continues to grow. If you can commit to checking weekly to keep the soil evenly moist then this plant is easy to care for!
Pet-friendly: Unfortunately, Alocasia plants are not pet-friendly. We always recommend keeping your plant away from curious pets and children.
Location Suggestions: We suggest placing this plant high up on a shelf where it can receive plenty of bright indirect light. Try this beauty out in your living room, bedroom, or bathroom.