Red Secret Alocasia Care

Alocasia cuprea

Basic Red Secret Alocasia Care

With their metallic-like dark red leaves, the Red Secret Alocasia is quite a rare find! Below you will find our complete Red Secret Alocasia care guide with all the information you need to keep your plant healthy and happy.

Bright Indirect Light

I love the sunshine but too much direct light will damage my leaves.

Water Moderately

I don’t like my soil to be too dry or too soggy. Little and often is what I’m after.

High Humidity

I thrive in humid environments so please mist my leaves every so often.

Potting Soil

I need soil specifically for indoor plants as it will retain the right amount of water.

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Detailed Red Secret Alocasia Care

Whether you're looking to make sure your Red Secret Alocasia is in it's perfect conditions, or looking to see if one could work for your space. We've got you covered.

Red Secret Alocasia need bright but indirect light

You want to find a nice bright spot in your home for your Red Secret Alocasia. However, keep them away from direct sunlight as this can scorch their beautiful leaves.

Keep the soil moist but never soggy

Red Secret Alocasia don’t like to be sitting in puddles of water so you need to keep a close eye on how much moisture is in the soil so you don’t overwater it. We tend to go with a little butt often approach so the potting mix stays moist but not soggy.

Increase the humidity with misting

Red Secret Alocasia plants are native to humid areas so will struggle if your home has dry air. This can especially be a problem over winter due to heating and less ventilation. Use a spray bottle to mist the leaves a few times per week or invest in a humidifier which will do wonders.

Room temperature is totally fine

One thing you don’t need to worry about when caring for Red Secret Alocasia is temperature. They will do just fine in the normal temp of your home.

Only fertilise during the growth period

If you choose to fertilise your Red Secret Alocasia then make sure you only do it in spring and summer. Use a water-soluble feed at half the recommended strength to avoid fertiliser burn.

Red Secret Alocasia are toxic to pets

You want to keep your Red Secret Alocasia away from any pets or small children as they are toxic when ingested.

Red Secret Alocasia Care Starter Kit

We've put together this great little starter kit that includes all of the equipment and information you'll need to take proper care of your Red Secret Alocasia.

Common Problems with your Red Secret Alocasia

Here are some common issues that you might run into. It's important to diagnose any issues early to give your plant the best chance of bouncing back.

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There are a few causes of yellow leaves on a Red Secret Alocasia but the most common one is overwatering. Check the moisture levels in the soil and replace the potting mix if waterlogged. This will stop any further root rot and allow the plant to start to recover.

Other causes include: pest infestation, direct sunlight or fertiliser burn.

It can be quite common that an Red Secret Alocasia loses leaves as it grows. You should only ever be concerned if it is losing more leaves than it is growing as that is a sign something isn’t quite right. Check the soil to see whether over or underwatering is causing this. Alternatively, there may be pests who have made themselves at homes on your plant’s leaves.

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