Alocasia lauterbachiana - Purple Sword
Alocasia lauterbachiana grows long, lanceolate leaves that are dark green, with undersides that are deep purple. The upright growth pattern makes a tall statement plant that shows off the purple abaxial surfaces. The wavy margins and striking coloration make this Alocasia highly desirable.
• Light: Bright, indirect light
• Water: Water when the top 1-2" of soil feel dry
• Considerations: Use a well-draining, chunky soil mix to promote air circulation to roots. Alocasia need warm temperatures and prefer higher humidity. It's common for these plants to drop leaves; don't worry! They can fully grow back from even leafless corms.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You'll get a healthy Alocasia lauterbachiana that meets our rigorous quality standards in a 4.5" nursery pot. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.
Our plants include detailed care instructions as well as our Houseplant Best Practices guide, with information on how to repot, seasonal care and more!
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