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6” Alocasia lauterbachiana 'Purple Sword'


 Bright indirect light

 Water when soil is mostly dry

 Loves humidity


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
Craig McElderry
Purple sword review

Beautiful plant and healthy with a new leaf being pushed out. It came bent over, but straightened out in 2 days with a stake to encourage it and by turning it towards the lights. It’s of my favorites!!

Vicki Walker

6” Alocasia lauterbachiana 'Purple Sword'

Kathy Sarlls
My favorite plant people!

The purple sword plant I ordered is so nice! It came in wrapped beautifully and had no damage whatsoever! As always awesome sized plants at great prices! Will be ordering again soon!