Alocasia lauterbachiana (Elephant Ear ‘Purple Sword’) – 4″
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Alocasia lauterbachiana (Elephant Ear ‘Purple Sword’) is a beautiful houseplant that is native to Southeast Asia. It has large, dark green leaves that are shaped like swords. The undersides of the leaves are purple, which makes this plant even more unique and beautiful. This plant does best in indirect light and prefers to be kept moist, but not wet. When watering, be sure to use room temperature water as hot or cold water can damage the leaves. elephant ear plants are also very sensitive to chemicals, so it’s important to use a filtered or distilled water if your tap water is high in chlorine or other chemicals.
When it comes to care, the most important thing is to keep an eye on the moisture levels. If the leaves start to droop, that means the plant is thirsty and needs to be watered. Overwatering can also be an issue, so be sure to let the soil dry out in between watering. These plants are also sensitive to changes in temperature, so make sure you don’t put them near a drafty window or door.
If you’re looking for a unique and beautiful houseplant, Alocasia lauterbachiana Elephant Ear ‘Purple Sword’ is the perfect choice!
These plants are relatively easy to care for, and will thrive in most soil types as long as they are well-drained. However, they do prefer a slightly acidic soil.
Elephant ears like to be kept moist, so be sure to water them regularly. They also benefit from being fertilized every few weeks during the growing season.
When it comes to lighting, alocasia lauterbachiana ‘Purple Sword’ does best in partial shade or full sun.
These plants can reach up to 3 feet
NOT PET FRIENDLY: May be toxic to dogs and cats according to the ASPCA
Every plant is unique, and yours will have its own distinct form, size, and character; thus you should expect some variation from the photographs. This plant is sold in a 4″ nursery container.