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Alocasia Cuprea 'Red Secret'

Regular price $15.00
Sale price $15.00

Plant Description:

Introducing the Alocasia Cuprea, also known as the Red Secret Alocasia or African Mask. A captivating plant with shiny, intricate leaves exhibiting deep ridges and a radiant burgundy red hue, the Alocasia Cuprea is a stunning addition to any indoor plant collection. Originating from subtropical regions in Asia and Eastern Australia, this Alocasia thrives in filtered sunlight, showcasing its reptilian-like texture and captivating color. Discover the secrets of caring for the Alocasia Cuprea and bring a touch of exotic beauty into your living space.

NASA Approved Air Purifier:

Not only does the Alocasia Cuprea add aesthetic allure, but certain varieties are also recognized by NASA for their air-purifying qualities. Enhance your indoor air quality with the natural elegance of the Red Secret Alocasia.

Care Tips for a Happy Alocasia Cuprea Plant:

  • Light Requirements: Alocasia Cuprea is adaptable, tolerating a range of light from low to bright indirect. Optimal growth with active leaf production is achieved in bright indirect light. During warmer months, partial shade is recommended when placing the plant outdoors to prevent leaf burn.
  • Watering Schedule: Water when the top couple of inches of soil is dry, maintaining even moisture. While it appreciates consistent moisture, avoid keeping the soil continually soggy. Adjust watering frequency during colder months when the plant is less active.
  • Temperature: Alocasia Cuprea prefers warmer temperatures, ideally above 60°F. Protect the plant from temperature fluctuations, placing it away from drafty areas and extremes. During colder months, consider slightly lower temperatures to accommodate its potential dormant phase.
  • Humidity: Thriving in high humidity, Alocasia Cuprea benefits from placement in areas with elevated humidity. In drier climates, use a humidifier or a pebble tray with water to provide the desired moisture level.
  • Growth Rate: Alocasia Cuprea is a slow grower, reaching a height of around 2 feet indoors. Adequate indirect light and humidity are key factors for its maturity.

Pet Friendliness:

The Alocasia Cuprea is considered toxic to pets. Exercise caution and keep it out of reach of your furry friends.

FAQ:

How often should I water my Alocasia Cuprea?

Water when the top soil is dry, adjusting based on light conditions.

Is Alocasia Cuprea pet-friendly?

No, it is considered toxic to pets.

Why are the leaves turning yellow?

Adjust watering and light conditions, and consider repotting if root-bound.

Can I place my Alocasia Cuprea outdoors?

Yes, in warmer months with partial shade to prevent leaf burn.

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Important Notes:

  • Orders processed within 3-5 business days.
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At Lakewood Plant Company in Lakewood, Ohio, we stand behind the quality of our plants with a guarantee that ensures your satisfaction. Our commitment is to deliver plants that are not only beautiful but also thriving and healthy. If, for any reason, your plants do not arrive in a happy and healthy condition, we guarantee a free replacement.

To take advantage of our guarantee, simply contact us within 14 days of receiving your order and provide a photo of the plants in question. Our dedicated team is here to make sure you have a positive and successful gardening experience.

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