Alocasia cuprea have a stunning metallic shine, 'cuprea' is latin for copper. This plant is native to Borneo and is found growing in the under-story of the forest. The dark metallic leaves help to absorb any light coming through the top of the canopy. 


Pot: 12cm

Height: Approximately 25cm from base of pot.

Pictured in Bergamo pot 14cm, not included.


Secrets to success


Temperature: At least 15°C but ideally 24°C.


Light: Bright indirect light.


Water: This Alocasia enjoys being damp but can dry out a little in between watering. I would recommend checking the soil every one or two days.


Air humidity: Enjoys high humidity.


Soil: Well draining Aroid mix (orchid bark, coir, perlite, activated charcoal and worm castings). 


Fertiliser: Use an organic fertiliser in spring, summer and autumn.


This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.

Alocasia cuprea 'Red Secret'