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Alocasia cuprea

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Alocasia cuprea

When first seeing the Alocasia cuprea people often think it's made of plastic. The young leaves shimmer and have a glossy brown color. As the leaf grows older, the color becomes darker and more matte. This exotic Alocasia cuprea plant is suitable for larger terrariums.

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Price: € 9.54 € 7.42
Alocasia cuprea
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Alocasia cuprea Alocasia cuprea Alocasia cuprea
Plant type
foliage plant
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
<15 cm
Light
no direct sun
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
non-edible

Product info

In nature the Alocasia cuprea is found in Asia, in places with little light. The reflective surface of its foliage allows it to grow in low-light environments. The Alocasia cuprea can grow leaves of more than 40 cm, so some pruning may be necessary.

Height:
40 cm
40 cm
Width:
10 cm
10 cm
Adult height:
<30 cm
<30 cm
Adult width:
<15 cm
<15 cm
Flower colour:
White/yellow
white/yellow
Flower period:
All year
all year
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Foliage plant
foliage plant
Growth habit:
Normal
normal
Properties:
Non-edible
non-edible
Growth rate:
Slow
slow
Araflora info:
Botanical
botanical
Natural habitat:
South-East Asia
South-East Asia
Altitude range:
0-1500 m
0-1500 m

Plant care

If the Alocasia cuprea can be placed as to not constantly have wet roots, and water is able to drain off with ease, it is absolutely worth keeping this plant. This Alocasia is not a swift grower and thrives in low light and high humidity (above 75%). In these conditions it is best to remove all old foliage, but leave one leaf. Do not place this Alocasia cuprea too close to a PL-lamp, as its leaves as prone to burns.

Care:
Very easy
very easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
No direct sun
no direct sun
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Watering tips:
Free draining mixture
free draining mixture
Maintenance:
No-pruning
no-pruning
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Air humidity at day:
80-100%
80-100%
Air humidity at night:
60-80%
60-80%
Day temperature:
10-30 °C
10-30 °C
Night temperature:
12-18 °C
12-18 °C
Temperature max:
35 °C
35 °C
Temperature min:
15 °C
15 °C
Temperature:
< 15 °C
< 15  °C
Fertilize:
Little
little
Artificial light height:
20-40 cm
20-40 cm
Soil ph:
<5-8>
<5-8>
Soil type:
Peat
peat
Repotting:
After 2 years
after 2 years

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