Another Alocasia to add to the collection. Also known as 'Purple Sword'. Dark green leaves with purple undersides are long and narrow with wavy edges. Mature size is between 3'-5' depending on whether you grow it in a container indoors or plant it in the ground outdoors. Place in bright indirect light. Needs consistent moisture, water when top 1" is dry. Be careful not to overwater, it does not like soggy soil. Keep above 65F.
~Do Not let Alocasia sit in excess water. Alocasia are prone to rot if left with “wet feet”. Once watered, make sure to drain any extra water.
~Do Not place in full sun. Though some larger varieties can be acclimated to full sun, our Alocasia have been grown under shaded, greenhouse conditions.
~Alocasia are rhizomatous, meaning as they grow they will produce offshoots on short stems at or below the soil line. If you see bulb-like balls [known as corms] in the pot, Do Not remove them as these will grow to become new Alocasia!
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