The Alocasia Regal Shields is a compact and stunning plant that is suitable for small gardens, balconies, or container plantings. It has a unique color, with the deep purple underside of the leaves having a hint of blue.
This plant can reach an average height of 2-3 feet and can tolerate semi-shade, with a minimum of two to three hours of sunlight per day. A well-draining soil, rich in organic matter, is preferred for the Alocasia Regal Shields. It should be watered regularly, but overwatering should be avoided, as it can damage the roots of the plant and cause it to rot.
Regular feeding with a liquid fertilizer during its growth period is recommended. It can be grown in USDA zones 9-11 and may thrive if grown in a container in a cold region. During the cold winter months, it is recommended to protect the plant by moving it to a warm spot inside or providing a thick mulch layer around the base.
To keep the Alocasia Regal Shields healthy, prune off any dead or damaged leaves, and remove any weeds that may be competing for the same resources as the plant. Overall, the Alocasia Regal Shields is an attractive and easy-to-care-for plant, with its nearly black and burgundy hued leaves and a stunning display of color.