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.
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.