Alocasia cuprea

This plant has iridescent leaves which look like they are forged from hammered copper.

Scientific classification:

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Angiosperms
Class: Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Genus: Alocasia
Species: cuprea

Alocasia cuprea leaf

Natural habitat and growing conditions:

Native to Borneo plant life, this highly-sought-after foliage plant requires bright light (but never direct sunlight), constant warmth and humidity, and regular water.

Notes of interest:

  • The deeply-ridged leaves combined with the iridescent copper color ensures that each leaf looks different as you change your viewing angle. The leaves are purple on the underside.
  • This particular specimen (along with many other plants) is grown underneath a canopy of miracle fruit trees in our grow room, 4-6 feet away from the Black Dog LED grow lights, again demonstrating the sheer penetration power of our LED lights.
  • All parts of the plant contain calcium oxalate, an irritant which can cause swelling of the throat.