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This variety of Alocasia has narrow, erect leaves which are lance-shaped and when mature can reach 40 - 50 cm long and 8 - 10 cm wide. Leaves have a soft scalloped edge and have a purple to dark green appearance. Young leaves are glossy, but become waxy at maturity.
This species is easy to maintain and grows well indoors. It is grown for its ornamental foliage which have a tropical look. The unique shape of the spirally arranged, erect leaves make this species an ideal focal plant.
This plant likes free draining potting mix that is kept moist. This species forms dense clumps that need to be thinned regularly.
Each plant measures approx 25cm in height and 10cm in width.