Common name: Purple sword alocasia
Approximate height: ~1'- 2' when mature
- Foliage: Tops of leaves are green with a purple underside.
Light requirements: Bright indirect light. Hang a sheer curtain to filter any strong direct sunlight if near a window as too much direct sun may cause scorched leaves. will do well in a north, east, or west facing room.
Water: Alocasia thrives in a moist environment and need plenty of water during active growth. Water when the top 1-2 inches of soil feel dry. Alocasia’s need for water diminishes drastically during dormancy and should be reduced to moistening the soil once in a while.