This large shrub native to Borneo grows to a height of 5-10 feet with a width of 4-7 feet. It has beautiful glaucous foliage with a silvery appearance, which is ornamental and stands out in semi-shaded locations.
The Alocasia cuprea loves well-draining soil and needs moderate to regular watering. In colder areas, this plant needs to be grown in pots to protect it from the cold weather. It should be placed in bright, indirect sunlight, and be watered regularly but lightly without overwatering.
To keep the plant healthy and thriving, it also requires occasional light fertilization. You should avoid getting the leaves wet by misting instead of overhead watering and remove dead or damaged leaves promptly to keep the plant growing.
In addition to its beauty and ornamental foliage, the Alocasia cuprea is also a great addition to smaller spaces with its smaller shrub form of 2-5 feet in height and 2-3 feet in width. It thrives in hardiness zones of 10-11 and can be grown indoors in colder climates.
With care and attention, this plant is a great addition to your garden and will be a sure conversation starter. It is an adaptable species that is sure to be an attractive highlight in your flowerbed.