Alocasia cuprea ‘Red Secret’ - Mirror plant, Elephant ear.
Alocasia cuprea ‘Red Secret’ - Mirror plant, Elephant ear.
Alocasia cuprea ‘Red Secret’ - Mirror plant, Elephant ear.
Alocasia cuprea ‘Red Secret’ - Mirror plant, Elephant ear.
Alocasia cuprea ‘Red Secret’ - Mirror plant, Elephant ear.

Alocasia cuprea ‘Red Secret’ - Mirror plant, Elephant ear.

Regular price $30.00
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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.

Shop all Alocasia or learn more about this genus here or family grouping here

Current Pot Size: 100mm

Origin: Borneo

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

Postage is a flat rate of $18, spend over $99 and it's free! Live plants can only be posted directly to NSW, ACT, QLD, VIC, SA. Plants can be sent to WA, NT and TAS via a plant concierge. Please see our blog on quarantine states for more information.

All plants pictured are considered an accurate representation of the plant you will receive. It represents the rough size, colour and condition. These are plants however and due to changes in climatic conditions and plant variation there will be minor differences.

We are now adding in 'Transport risk' in the product description as some plants are more delicate than others and/or find transport stressful. We will rate in terms of Low, Medium or High risk and discuss specifically to the plant in question. If this information is not provided yet please feel free to reach out via email to ask. Please also note that if plants are sent with new leaves that haven't had the chance to harden off they are susceptible to physical damage in transit as the slightest touch can cause it. 

Please note that we use 'Bugs for Bugs' regularly as a preventative control measure for pests. These predatory bugs are administered in vermiculite. This vermiculite is sprinkles onto the leaves and sometimes remains. 

We know that sometimes it's hard to get an idea of the size of the plant your are purchasing. Photos can make plants look bigger than they actually are. That's why we've made it easy. In each listing you will notice a photo with a background with lines drawn. These lines are distanced 5cm away from each other and the photographs are taken straight on with products against the wall. These photos will be the best indicator of size.