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Purple Sword Alocasia

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  • 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
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 4 feet
Mature Spread: 2 feet
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Green, Purple
Flower Shade/Description: Green and Purple
Fragrant:
Foliage Type:
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
SKU:
Alocasia_Purple.Sword-HP

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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