Alocasia Elephant Ear Purple Sword

The Alocasia Lauterbachiana Elephant Ear Purple Sword is a captivating house plant known for its striking, slender, sword-shaped leaves. The remarkable foliage features a rich, glossy purple on the reverse side of the leaf and stems, creating a captivating and eye-catching contrast. Its elegant, elongated leaves give it an exotic allure, making it a perfect choice for adding a touch of the tropics to your indoor space. Despite its unique appearance, this plant is relatively low-maintenance, making it an excellent choice for beginners and experienced plant enthusiasts looking to bring a splash of colour and elegance to their interior decor.


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Pot Size


Approx Height (incl pot)


Common Name

Elephant Ear Purple Sword

Latin Name

Alocasia Lauterbachiana


Water approximately every 10 days, ensure that the top soil dries out in-between watering


Half strength feed monthly from Spring to Autumn, do not feed in Winter.


High humidity, mist regularly

Light Requirements

Prefers bright, indirect light, but can also tolerate some levels of shade


This plant can comfortably sit at around 15-24?, but it can tolerate a few degrees either side.

Toxic to Cats/Dogs/Children

This plant is toxic if consumed


Eastern Australia, New Guinea, and the Bismarck Archipelago

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