Alocasia Cuprea

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Alocasia Cuprea originates from hot and humid area. The leaves on this plant are intriguing, it can be red or green, they are stiff and have a plastic like appearance. The leave creates a focal point for any collection of houseplants.

Lighting

Alocasia Cuprea needs indirect light to grow and remain healthy, if given too much light you will notice their stunning leaves will turn to yellow and eventually die.

However without sufficient light, the plant will lose its chlorophyll, and when it loses chlorophyll the green drains from the plant. To make sure it gets enough light to thrive try to place it in either east or north facing window.

Temperature

They love warm temperature 18C-29C. Never let the temperature dropped below 10C.

Watering 

Like any other aroids, Alocasia loves moist soil but you should not soak it in water. When the soil is thick from moisture, oxygen can't get through. Without the proper amount of oxygen, their roots can't breathe and will begin to rot.

Water when the top 2-3 inches of soil is dry.

Humidity

The country it originates from has high humidity. For this plants, it needs moisture in the air, so try to keep the humidity around 80% if possible.

Soil

When it comes to soil, it's an average plant care in this area; provide it with well draining soil and they should be happy. Try our soilless aroid mix!

Fertiliser

Like any other Alocasia, Alocasia Cuprea also heavy feeders so fertiliser is an important component for a thriving plant. Opted for urea free and salt free fertiliser like Growth Technology and fertiliser every week in growing season and in winter, depending on the environment, if they slowing down then reduce to once every 3-4 weeks. 

Alocasia is not pet safe.

Pro tip: If the temperatures drop too low (consistently below 15C), Alocasia can go dormant, but don't worry they will bounce back better when the weather starts warming up. You can leave them in soil but avoid watering. Try to put them in hanging basket or macrame for a different look.

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NOTE: The pictures are for indication only. We will pack these incredibly carefully and with utmost care, however they are delicate and these plants are shipped at the buyers risk. We really recommend to keep them on heat mat and propagation box after you receive it and throughout its first winter.