A dream plant for lovers of dark foliage. The 'Purple Sword' variety has elongated leaves that are dark green above with purple undersides. Also, we adore it for its red-tinged stems and rippling leaves. At maturity, this plant can reach up to 2 feet in height. The alocasia prefers to be cramped in its pot.
Attention! Risk of toxicity if swallowed. The sap of Alocasias contains oxalic acid - risk of irritation in contact with skin or eyes.
- Family: Araceae.
- Origin: Southeast Asia.
- Spring - Summer: Let the surface of the soil dry out between waterings.
- Winter - fall: Allow the soil to dry out halfway between waterings.
- Ambient humidity: High.
- Type of soil: Rich and very draining.
- Brightness: Moderate.
- Orientation: West, East or 1 m from a south window.
- Growth: Average.
- Temperature: Hot.
- Between 18 °C and 22 °C
Pot diameter: 15 cm.
Grown in Quebec.
Like nature, each plant is unique. Natural articles are all different and may contain irregularities.