Alocasia 'Imperial Red'
Alocasia 'Imperial Red' is a hybrid cultivar that resembles the Elephant Ear Philodendron and is often mistaken as part of the Philodendron genus. It has bright red stalks, as detailed in the hybrid name, and pushes out large, tall leaves. Generally fond of higher humidity and warmer climates, like any Alocasia in higher humidity, air flow is very important. Leaves are delicate so avoid touching.
Note: We do our best to package plants so they arrive healthy and happy. Some leaf drop may occur due to shipping stress. Please contact within 7 days if plant arrives in poor health or doesn't show signs of recovery.
Registered name: Alocasia 'Imperial Red'
Parent lineage: Complex cultivar, unknown parentage
Origin: Asia, Eastern Australia
Type: Tropical, Subtropical
Pot Size: 4in
Plant height: Up to 4 feet at full maturity
Bloom info: Lily-like, columnar white and green blooms sporting inedible berries
Toxic: Yes, if ingested
Potting mix: Well-draining soil and bark mix. Repot in Spring every 1-2 years when root bound.
Light: Bright indirect light. South or West facing preferred.
Water: Water when 2-3 inches of soil is dry.
Temp: Intermediate-warm (60F min night, 85F max day). Will not tolerate temps lower than 55F.
Humidity: 50-70%, prefers consistent moderately high humidity when good air flow is provided.
Fertilizing: Slow release fertilizer (Osmocote recommended) applied at the beginning of Spring. Alternatively, 1/2 strength soluble 20-20-20 fertilizer applied twice monthly starting in Spring-Summer. Fertilizing not recommended unless new growth is observed.