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Alocasia sp., Alocasia, Taro

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Alocasia lauterbachiana 'Purple Sword'
 Alocasia sp.
Family: Araceae
Alocasia, Taro
Origin: Tropical Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticOrnamental foliageSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerantUnknown name

These plants (commonly known as African Masks and Elephant's Ears) are mainly valued for their gorgeous leaves, which are very large, heart- or spade-shaped and beautifully colored and variegated in gleaming shades of green, purple, bluish-green, red and bronze. They also produce small, calla-like flower spathes. It needs a large pot with good drainage (to about one third the depth) and should be planted ideally in equal parts of lumpy loam and fibrous peat, with some sand and a few lumps of charcoal. The rhizome should be planted at soil level. Feed the plants weekly while growing and protect from strong sunlight. Rest the rhizome in winter. Propagate by offsets in spring.

Alocasias require continual warmth and humidity. The soil should be rich but well drained, and the plant appreciates frequent watering (daily in hot weather), especially as if grows larger. Note however, that when the plant is young and small, too much water (particularly if the weather is cold) will rot the tuber, so be careful not to overdo it.

Bright light is preferred, but it will do well in anything up to 80 percent shade. Leaves tend to grow larger in shadier positions. Full sun is usually not preferred and may discolor the leaves, although it will usually cope with a bit of full sun provided it can get enough water.

Species and varieties:

Alocasia 'Black Velvet'

Alocasia cucullata

Alocasia cuprea

Alocasia clypeolata

Alocasia Hilo Beauty

Alocasia indica Metallica

Alocasia lauterbachiana

Alocasia longiloba

Alocasia macrorrhiza

Alocasia odora

Alocasia reginae

Alocasia robusta

Alocasia sanderiana

Alocasia Stingray

Alocasia Tigrina ( form of Alocasia zebrina)

Alocasia triangularis

Alocasia_White_Ghost

Alocasia zebrina


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Purple Sword features dark purple sword shaped leaves and purple stems.
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Alocasia plumbea Nigra Metallica

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With purple and stems and leaves underneath, this is the most purple Alocasia. While not the largest leaf, its leaves feature a glossy metallic shine.
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Alocasia Regal Shields

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Alocasia Regal Shields has nearly black leaves with a burgundy underneath; a dark green topside and purple underside with lime green veins.
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Alocasia Tiny Dancers

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Alocasia Tiny Dancers is an unusual aroid that only grows about 14" tall with bright green stems and leaves that have a slightly cupped form. Its growth habit, however, gives the appearance of a full bushy plant as the stems emerge at different times, giving it a tiered effect. One of the best houseplants for its ease of care. Keep it moist, go light on the fertilizer and grow in a partially sunlit window if it is an indoor houseplant. It also makes an ideal plant for an outdoor patio due to its unique form.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
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