Alocasia cuprea

Alocasia cuprea

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While the foliage of most Alocasia varieties is intriguing, there’s something special about the Alocasia Cuprea that makes it stand out as the ‘Jewel Alocasia’.  The scale patterns typical of the Silver Dragon or Green Dragon Alocasia are less pronounced; the leaves of the Cuprea have a metallic shimmer to them and reddish undersides. The appeal of the leaves doesn’t stop at their texture, the colors of the leaves are also magnificent and can range from coppery-green to deep red and even black.

As long as it’s indirect light, the Alocasia Cuprea can be exposed to bright light. In fact, the coloration of the leaves can be influenced by how much or how little light the plant receives. Aim to water evenly without deep soaking. These can be prone to rot if they sit too long in saturated soil.