Alocasia Purple Sword (4″)
Alocasia are stunning tropicals plants with arrowhead-shaped leaves. Purple Sword has long, spear-shaped and glossy dark-green to purple leaves with scalloped edges and reddish undersides stand on tall petioles of purple to brown shade. Looks great mixed with lime coloured accents, such as neon pothos.
Water: Medium. Keep the soil moist. This is not a drought-tolerant indoor plant, but it is relatively forgiving if you forget to water it from time to time. Extended periods of dryness can result in brown leaf tips or edges.
Sunlight: Medium to Bright. Never allow this plant to stand in the direct sunlight—the leaves will burn. It can survive in medium light but avoid a dark corner.
Placement: A bathroom or kitchen is an ideal location because of the extra humidity.
Pets: Alocasias are mildly toxic to pets and humans.