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Alocasia priceps 'Purple Cloak' - Purple Cloak Elephant Ear

6" Nursery Pot

The Purple Cloak Alocasia has pointed, arrow-shaped, dark green leaves develop a purple cast on the undersides and stem. This tropical plant loves warmth, humidity, and water. A lovely large-scale houseplant.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Alocasia priceps 'Purple Cloak
  • Common Name: Purple Cloak Alocasia, Purple Cloak Plant
  • 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
  • Temperature: 59-80F. 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.