Reflective red leaves that remind us of a shimmering beetle.
Light: Medium to bright indirect light is best.
Water: Water when the top half of soil feels dry. your alocasia will love a well draining soil that can also retain moisture. We recommend our aroid mix found here https://www.parksplaceplants.com/aroid-soil-mix.html
Temps: Best between 70 and 85 degrees.
Pets: Contains insoluble oxalate crystals similar to other plants in the Araceae family. Chewing or biting into this plant will release these crystals causing tissue penetration and irritation the mouth and GI tract. VERY rarely, swelling of the upper airway occurs making it difficult to breathe. For more information please visit
Plant Tip! Alocasia can lose their leaves and become dormant. Don't throw yours out, keep taking care of it and you should see new leaves in no time!