Alocasia Cuprea Care
Your Alocasia Cuprea prefers a spot with ample humidity. Mist it on a regular basis, or use a pebble tray to increase humidity. This plant will thrive if given frequent, lukewarm showers either in the actual shower or use the spray attachment near your sink. Your bathroom or kitchen are perfect spots for your Alocasia Cuprea because these areas tend to be more humid.
Your Alocasia Cuprea will thrive in a spot with bright, indirect, filtered light. 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.
Use an organic well-aerated loose soil that contains a good amount of peat moss. If the soil seems a little heavy, add some builder's sand or perlite.
Your Alocasia Cuprea enjoys the warmth, preferably between 65-85 degrees, so maintain indoor temperatures above 60 degrees. Avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.
Maintain a regular watering schedule and keep the soil of your Alocasia Cuprea moist, but not wet or saturated. 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. Root rot will occur if the soil is kept too wet.
Use a general houseplant fertilizer with iron every four weeks during the spring and summer. No fertilizer is necessary during the winter months when plant growth naturally slows. Only apply fertilizer to damp soil–never dry, as it will burn the roots.