Alocasia cuprea ‘Red Secret’ - Mirror plant, Elephant ear.Regular price $25.00
Cuprea meaning "copper coloured", The Red Secret Alocasia stands out from the other Alocasia varieties with its metallic red/pink tones and "ribbed" appearance on the foliage. from light green stems, ovate, iridescent leaves emerge a soft coppery green with a pink sheen and darken as they mature. Given the right conditions, mature plants can grow to 1 metre in height and span a similar width. The large, boldly coloured leaves reach 30-40cm in length when fully grown.
Current Pot Size: 100mm
Synonyms: Elephant Ear Plant, Jewel Alocasia
Light: Full Shade - Category 3-4 (please see our blog on plant light requirements)
Soil: Well draining, moisture retaining - Indoor mix (please see our blog on soil requirements)
Fertiliser: As directed on your fertiliser of choice. Fortnightly or monthly during the growing season (please see our blog on plant food)
Watering: Don't over water, they like to dry out between waterings.
Maintenance: These plants are susceptible to spider mite so keep those leaves wet and treat with pest spray as a preventative at first signs of infestation. Keep warm over winter to slow down/stop dormancy. If they experience temperatures of less than 15 Degrees Celsius consistently they will go dormant in which watering should be kept to a minimum (about once a month) until new growth emerges in Spring.
Transport Risk: Low