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Bright indirect light
Water when soil is mostly dry
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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 lauterbachiana 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!
To properly care for your new Alocasia plant ensure that it has a well draining soil rich in organic matter. Allow your Alocasia to dry out between watering.
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.