Alocasia, otherwise known as "Elephants Ear", are a striking a variety of tropical plant. This particular edition is an extremely rare, collectors variety called Red Secret, featuring unique deep, dark green (almost black) foliage, with iridescent red tones in the right light. The foliage is shield like, with deep craters, giving a unique texture to its incredible foliage.
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Pot is 13cm tall x 13cm wide.
Overall height with the plant is roughly 35-40cm.
Loves medium and bright filtered light positions, away from direct sun. The brighter the better. Can tolerate some lower light levels, but will not do well in dark positions.
Water when the soil starts to feel dry, typically every 1-2 weeks through the warmer months, but then cut back to every 2-3 weeks during the cooler months.
Does not like to be left dry for long periods, and also does not like soggy feet so do not over water.
Loves a humid position, so somewhere like a bathroom or kitchen is ideal.
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While all care has been taken to ensure you receive a healthy and happy plant, the information provided here should be used as a guide only. Every home is different and nobody knows your home as well as you do. Each home environment will vary in sunlight, humidity, temperature and air quality. All of these factors will have an impact on the health and growth of your plant. We recommend doing some research to learn the needs of your plant, and follow those recommendations as best as you can in your home.
Observe your plant, it will soon tell you if it is happy or not!
*Picture and sizes shown are indicative only, and may not exactly represent the final product you receive. Any accessories pictured are not included.