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Not your usual alocasia! Shiny, almost metallic looking leaves range in color from red to maroon shades with distinctive veining.
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Red Jewel alocasia is one of those tropical plants that do well outdoors in warmer zones, but are borderline here in the Pacific NW. That said, it makes an intriguing addition to summer shade gardens where it may get some morning or all-day dappled sun. Growing slowly to about a foot tall, Red Jewel alocasia has the classic arrow-shaped leaves but with a metallic sheen, ranging in color from bronze to red to deep maroon. It's a perfect candidate for growing in container planters so it can be brought indoors when the temps dropp below 60 degrees. As an indoor resident, Red Jewel alocasia prefers higher humidity, so keep away from heater vents but place in a well-lit room. Alocasias seem to slow down in the winter when grown indoors, so don't overdo with the watering. As is true of all alocasias, this one is NOT pet-friendly.
|Common Name||Red Jewel Alocasia|
|Mature Size||12" tall, 8" - 12" wide|
|Optimum Temperature||60°-80° F, may be grown outdoors in the summer|
|Characteristics||Houseplant year-round, outdoor shade plant in the summer, NOT pet-friendly|
|Light||Well-lit room, no direct sun. May be grown outdoors in the summer shade garden..|
|Water||Water thoroughly when surface soil is dry|
|Uses||Outdoor summer shade plant, houseplant year-round|
|Photos||Real images, not stock photos|