The Alocasia Lauterbachiana is the perfect plant if you are loving the look of the large leaved beauties at the moment. The Lauterbachiana has quite sturdy stems which support an upright leaf structure. Its leaves are a beautiful dark-green colour with a deep-purple underside. Its narrow shaped leaves are decorated with scalloped wave which run down the edges and subtle lines of raised veins across the leaf face.
The Alocasia Lauterbachiana requires bright indirect sunlight which improves the leaf colour of your plant.
Water using room temperature water, in smaller regular amountsm to achieve moist, but not soggy soil. Don’t let the soil dry out. The roots do not like to be left wet so ensure that your pot and soil have good drainage. Less water will be required over the winter months.
Difficult. Extra care: Alocasia’s needs to be kept in a warm and humid environment and is very cold sensitive. Its preferred temperature is between 18-22˚C. Keep away from draughts and air conditioning.
Not safe for pets.