- Rare Tropical Ornamental Plant
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 4 feet
Purple Sword Alocasia is a stunner. It's highly valued for its ornamental features, displaying beautiful hues of dark green on large waxy, spear-shaped leaves with lovely wavy margins. It has an upright habit and can spread to 3.5 feet at maturity. This plant has a purple veining on the undersides of its leaves and purple mottling on the stems.
Best Locations For Growing Purple Sword Alocasia
Purple Sword Alocasia is happiest in bright indirect light, with moderate to high humidity levels from 50% - 75%, and room temperatures between 65 - 85 degrees F.
Purple Sword Alocasia Sunlight Requirements
Purple Sword Alocasia appreciates medium to bright indirect light. Avoid direct exposure to sunlight as this can scorch its beautiful leaves.
Purple Sword Alocasia Care
Provide your Purple Sword Alocasia with steady temperatures ranging between 65 degrees and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Avoid sudden temperature swings as they could damage your plant. Make your own potting mix with a bit of perlite and peat moss, ideally, the soil pH should be between 5.5 to 6.5. Remove dried or decaying leaves from the plant.
Watering Purple Sword Alocasia
Water when the top of the soil is completely dry. You can use a moisture meter or simply stick your finger into the soil about an inch or two down to test moisture. Purple Sword Alocasia prefers higher humidity levels. Alocasias do well in consistently moist, but not wet soils, and will not thrive in over-saturated soggy environments.
Feeding Purple Sword Alocasia
Purple Sword Alocasia is a decent feeder – use a well-balanced fertilizer once a month, especially during the spring and summer growing seasons.
Purple Sword Alocasia Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light|
|Care Requirements: Easy|
|Watering Requirements: Average - Keep lightly moist. When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.|
|Pet Friendly: No|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Air Purifier: High|
|Growth Rate: Fast|
|Mature Height: 4 feet|
|Mature Spread: 2 feet|
|Flower Color(s): Green, Purple|
|Flower Shade/Description: Green and Purple|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Purple|
|Foliage Description: Dark-Green to Purple|
|Temperature: 59° - 80°F (15° - 27°C)|
|Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)|
|Common Name: Purple Sword Alocasia|
|Other Name(s): Purple Sword|
|Scientific Name: Alocasia lauterbachiana|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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