Pot size (diameter): 12 cm, Approx Height: 30 - 35 cm.
The 'Red Secret's' dark burgundy leaves shimmer a metallic colour in the light. It's hard to capture just how glossy and beautiful this plant's leaves are on camera!
If you're interested in adding an Alocasia to your home but don't want to commit to one of our larger varieties, start small with the Alocasia Cuprea 'Red Secret’. Although this Alocasia is quite uncommon, it is relatively easy to care for as far as Alocasia go and would make the perfect windowsill addition.
Light: Bright, indirect light will produce the best size and colouration on the leaves, however direct light will burn the leaves and cause brown, crispy tips. Does not mind partial shade, but ensure the plant gets some light.
Water: Keep the plant moist but not soaking, for best results a small amount of water often. During winter reduce watering considerably. For best results water from underneath with the use of a saucer to reduce the chance of root rot. Reduce watering during winter months.
When you give an Alocasia too much water it will perspire the water from the tips of the leaves, you should follow this as a sign to water less.
Food: Feed once a month during growing season, if available a slow release food works best to not over power the soil.
Humidity: A high humidity is essential in maintaining this plant’s dramatic appearance. A decreased humidity will produce brown, crispy leaves and reduced growth. The Alocasia will appreciate a regular misting.
Care tip: It is common for Alocasia to discard an old leaf after growing a new one. During the colder months your Alocasia could lose several of it's leaves or even go dormant - don't panic! It will grow back bigger and stronger in the Spring.