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Article: Alocasia Cuprea Care

Alocasia Cuprea Care

Alocasia 'Cuprea' is a species of the Alocasia genus. Alocasia Cuprea is an aroids plant native from the Borneo Island, Indonesia.

  • Characteristics, Shapes & Colors

Alocasia Cuprea has large round tapering shaped leaves with dark red color and a black leaf vein, at the bottom part of leaves has a reddish color.

  • How to care  
  1. Place Alocasia Cuprea plant in a place that has a light intensity of 60-70% with a temperature of 18-25 °C.
  2. The most suitable growing medium for Alocasia Cuprea is a mixture of perlite, cocopeat, peat.
  3. For the intensity of watering Alocasia Cuprea need 2 times in a week so that the growing medium is not too wet. If it is not too dry. If it is too dry, Alocasia Cuprea will wither and inhibit its growth. 
  4. For the fertilization period Alocasia Cuprea can be done once a week with organic fertilizers.
  • How to propagate 

Alocasia Cuprea can be propagated with bulbs.

  1. The first step is choose the old and healthy Alocasia Cuprea then unload the growing medium and look for bulbs at the end of the roots.
  2. Plant bulbs in growing medium and do enough watering..
  3. Put it in a shady place and the new shoots will appear after approximately in 3 weeks.

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