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🌻 Plant Care Guide For Alocasia Lauterbachiana 'Purple Sword'

Alocasia Lauterbachiana 'Purple Sword'

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Botanical Name: Alocasia Lauterbachiana 'Purple Sword'

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Alocasia Lauterbachiana 'Purple Sword'

Botanical Name: Alocasia Lauterbachiana 'Purple Sword'

Medium Water

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Toxic

🪴   Intermediate

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📚 Alocasia Lauterbachiana 'Purple Sword' Care Guide

The Alocasia Lauterbachiana has interesting color, shape, and leaf texture due to its purple-colored undersides and long, wavy leaf edges. Because of its ornamental valuue and ease of care, this variety may be the one you're looking for. You can find out more about its care here.
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💧️ Water - Medium Water
Moderate Water Needs
Alocasia Lauterbachiana 'Purple Sword' requires a moderate amount of water. You will want to allow the top few inches of soil dry in between waterings. As a general rule of thumb, depending on where you have planted and how much light your Alocasia Lauterbachiana 'Purple Sword' receives, you may need to water once a week.

Growing Indoors
If you are growing indoors or in a container, you can always check the moisture of the soil by using your thum or finger. Stick it in the soil -- if it is dry, then you will likely want to water your Alocasia Lauterbachiana 'Purple Sword'.

Pot selection is also important to keep your Alocasia Lauterbachiana 'Purple Sword' from getting too wet. It is important to select a pot with plenty of drainage holes as this will allow excess water to train out of the pot rather than to just sit on the bottom. Drainage holes also allow air to get into the soil from the bottom of the pot. Using a terracotta pot or another type of pot made of a permeable material can also help keepAlocasia Lauterbachiana 'Purple Sword' from getting too wet. Terracotta and other similar materials allow water to wick away from the soil faster than they would in a plastic pot.

Growing Outdoors
If you are growing Alocasia Lauterbachiana 'Purple Sword' outdoors, the amount of light your plant is receiving is key to determining how often to water your plant. Plants that require moderate water, generally do best if they can get some respite from the sun during the day as it can dry out the soil fairly quickly. If you have planted in a sunny area, you will likely need to water this plant more often than if it is planted in a shady area. The type of soil you plant in is also important. Sandy and loamy soils tend to dry out much quicker. You can always amend soil with organic material such as peat moss or compost to encourage moisture retention.

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☀️ Light - Bright
Bright Indirect Light or Partial Sun
Alocasia Lauterbachiana 'Purple Sword' can grow in bright indirect light which means it prefers at least 4-6 hours of diffused natural light (ideally 6 hours).
Growing Outdoors
When plants thrive in bright, indirect light only this means that you will want to avoid exposing them to direct sunlight unlessAlocasia Lauterbachiana 'Purple Sword' is also explicitly noted to tolerate direct sunlight.

If growing outdoors, you will want to plant Alocasia Lauterbachiana 'Purple Sword' in an area that receives morning sunlight that's not too harsh and afternoon shade for most natural light. You can consider East facing portions of your garden as those get more morning sun.
Growing Indoors
If growing indoors, you can place near an East-facing window that will receive morning sun for half of the day and afternoon shade. You can also consider placing a few feet away from a South-facing window for diffused light. However, be careful about placing in direct sunlight of a South-facing window as that can cause leaf gscorch and affect growth. You can always diffuse the harsh light of a South-facing window by using a sheer curtain.

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🐶️ Pet Toxicity - Toxic
Toxic To Pets

Alocasia Lauterbachiana 'Purple Sword' is toxic to your pet friends. Becareful and keep out of reach of dogs, cats, and other pets.
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🌎 Hardiness Zone
Hardiness zones (or Grow Zones) are areas where Alocasia Lauterbachiana 'Purple Sword' is able to grow outdoors year round.
If you are located outside of the specified grow zones, you will need to bring your plant indoors during cooler months if you are growing outside. We recommend growing in a container or indoors.


Zone 10A
30 to 35 F
Zone 10B
35 to 40 F
Zone 10A
Zone 10 offers warm temperatures making this zone great for flowers, succulents, and heat-tolerant plants. You may have to be careful with cold-hardy plants and more tender plants like herbs.Most regions in this Zone have humid conditions throughout the year making it a welcoming habitat for many tropical plants.
First Frost:
Early to mid-December is the typical time-frame, but can go as late as late December.

Last Frost:
Late January is the typical time-frame, but at times it can go up to as laste as first week of February.
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