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Alocasia 'Purple Sword'

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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

Key Benefits 

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.

Care Instructions

Light

Bright indirect light. Leaves are sensitive and can burn easily from direct light or hot temperatures. Alocasias will move their leaves towards the light in undesirable low light levels.

Water

Prefers evenly damp-moist soil. Alocasias will begin to droop when they require more water.

Temperature

Average from 65°F - 75°F

Feeding

Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.

Toxicity

Toxic. Highly toxic when ingested.

Grooming

Gently wipe down with a damp cloth to remove dust. Remove yellowing leaves right away.

Care

Rotate your plant every time you water to encourage even growth. Propagate through divison or separating corms.

General Information About Your Plant

Origin

South East Asia, South Pacific Islands, and Eastern Australia.

Leaves

The leaves are a hardy, unique feature that are different for each Alocasia.

Repotting

This can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.

Soil

Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.

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