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Alocasia infernalis 'Kapit' - Purple Elephant Ear

4.5'' Nursery Pot

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Experience the allure of the Purple Elephant Ear, a stunning plant that will add an exotic touch to your indoor oasis. Alocasia infernalis 'Kapit' develops deep burgundy almost black foliage with an iridescent sheen rising from purplish red stems. 

The Kapit Alocasia features large, heart-shaped leaves with a mesmerizing combination of rich coppery tones and a metallic sheen. The lustrous leaves of this purple elephant ear create an eye-catching display as light dances upon their surface, enhancing their captivating allure. Each leaf of this purple elephant ear is adorned with intricate veining, further accentuating its ornamental appeal. The luster of the leaves is so great, we joke that you might actually see yourself in them!

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Alocasia
  • Common Name: Kapit elephant ear, Purple Elephant Ear, Elephant's Ear, Red Secret
  • Family: Araceae 
  • Native Range: Southeast Asia

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care: Moderate 
  • Light: Bright, indirect light. Avoid direct light.
  • Water: Keep soil moist, but not soggy
  • Humidity: High. 55% or above
  • Temperature: 60-75F. Avoid cold drafts.
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
  • Feeding: Fertilize 1/2 strength monthly during the spring and summer
  • Growth: Upright. Can grow to 2-6' tall
  • Propagation: Root division in spring or early summer
  • Pests: Look out for mealybugs, spider mites, aphids
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets.