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4” Alocasia lauterbachiana 'Purple Sword'


 Bright indirect light

 Water when soil is mostly dry

 Loves humidity


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Alocasia lauterbachiana 'Purple Sword' is an easy to care for type of elephant ear plant that is mainly collected for its unique sword shaped foliage.  

When your Alocasia matures, the underside of the leaves will take on a purplish hue.  These plants can get some height to them if grown in ideal conditions and have been noted to have leaves in excess of 2' in length!

Alocasia lauterbachiana care:

To properly care for your Alocasia, ensure that it has a well draining soil rich in organic matter.  Allow your Alocasia to dry out between watering.  Provide it with plenty of bright indirect light.

Additional information:

Alocasia is a genus of plants in the Aroid family native to many parts of Asia including but not limited to Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Australia.

There are at least 90 officially recognized Alocasia species, with more discovered and properly named every year. Alocasia come in all sizes, from small to large. Jewel types like Black Velvet tend to stay on the bushier, more compact side.

Alocasia are rhizomatous or tuberous and self reproduce from corms.

Alocasia can go dormant during the cooler months, so try to provide your plant with temperatures above 50deg to ensure that they stay happy and healthy during this period.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

My first round of ordering from here and was ecstatic when my Purple Sword arrived! The plant looks amazing! Got it a month ago and is already producing new leaves! The packaging was awesome nice and snug! I definitely will be ordering more plants from here!

Teresa M

Gorgeous and easy to care for. Has grown 2 new leaves since I've gotten it. The photo doesn't do it justice, it has beautiful purple on the underside of the leaves, and a mottled stem.

Tamra McFee

Very nicely packaged…arrived perfectly!