10in Alocasia lauterbachiana 'Purple Sword'
Alocasia lauterbachiana 'Purple Sword' in a 10in nursery pot.
Light: Very Bright Filtered Light
Needs very bright, but indirect or filtered light. West or South facing window is best, but out of hot direct sun.
Allow soil to dry out partially between waterings. Water when two inches are dry, roughly every 10 days, and do not let it sit in soggy soil.
Soil Type: Well-draining
Needs lots of aeration and drainage. Add a drainage medium like perlite and orchid bark to your potting mix.
Toxicity Level: Toxic to animals if ingested.
Additional Information: An alocasia will retain as many leaves as the light around it can support. They grow larger and fuller in higher humidity. Frequent leaf shedding is normal; they often will lose a leaf when it is about to make a new one.
Plant Health: At Paraíso we go above and beyond to ensure our plants are healthy and ready to thrive indoors. We hand-spray every surface of each plant with organic cold-pressed Neem Oil. Neem is an organic horticultural oil that is a highly effective pest control and preventative. It's safe for humans and bees, and helps to ensure your plant's long-term health.
We strive for our plants to be the healthiest and most lush around because we care deeply about plant health.