Potsize (diameter): 19 cm, Approx Height: 80 cm.
The Alocasia Lauterbachiana or ‘Silver Sword’ is an unusual and rare houseplant with long, angular & bright green leaves growing from a dark purple stem.
Also known as an ‘Elephant Ear Plant’, the Silver Sword is a statement piece in any room, perfect for filling empty corners or drawing attention upwards in a space.
A large and sculptural plant that is easy to care for and will thrive even under the care of an ammeter plant parent.
Light: Bright, indirect light will produce the best colouration on the leaves, however direct light will burn the leaves and cause brown, crispy tips.
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.
*Please note* This plant is NOT pet friendly and are toxic when eaten, we have a range of pet safe plants here for pets who might nibble! Moose has no interest in eating plants so we are comfortable with them in our home.