Alocasia ‘Purple Prince’

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  • Grower
    Ships in our standard grower pot which includes drainage holes at the bottom.
  • Selva
                                                                                                                                                                    

    8 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

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    6.5 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

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    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

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    6.5 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

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$ 39.00
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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Pot it for me

Have your plant delivered pre-potted when purchasing a medium-sized plant along with one of our premium planters.

  • For Medium Plants
  • Perfect for gift giving
  • Replaces our standard grower pot
  • Medium Plant and Premium Planter must be purchased at same time to qualify
  • Can not be used with large, XL or hanging pot specimens

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Alocasia longiloba ‘Purple Prince’

Common Names: Purple Prince Elephant Ear

Overview: The Alocasia longiloba ‘Purple Prince’ is a captivating addition to any plant enthusiast’s collection. With its striking deep purple stems and vibrant green arrow-shaped leaves, this variety adds a touch of royalty to indoor spaces. Originating from the tropical regions of Asia, particularly Borneo and Malaysia, this Alocasia thrives in warm and humid environments. Also known as the Elephant Ear plant, its foliage can grow up to 2 feet long, creating a dramatic presence wherever it’s placed. To keep your ‘Purple Prince’ healthy and thriving, provide it with bright, indirect light, well-draining soil, and regular watering, allowing the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings. With its unique coloration and elegant form, the Alocasia longiloba ‘Purple Prince’ is sure to be a standout feature in any home or office space.

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Caring for your Elephant Ear Plant

Alocasias, commonly known as Elephant Ears, are prized for their striking foliage and dramatic presence. Originating from the tropical and subtropical regions of Asia and Eastern Australia, these plants are a favorite among houseplant enthusiasts and landscape gardeners alike. With over 70 species, Alocasias offer a variety of leaf shapes, sizes, and colors, making them a versatile addition to any plant collection. Here’s an in-depth care guide to help you cultivate and maintain healthy, vibrant Alocasias.

Light

Alocasias thrive in bright, indirect light. They can tolerate some direct morning sunlight but should be protected from the harsh afternoon sun, which can scorch their leaves. Insufficient light may lead to leggy growth and diminished leaf coloration. If you’re growing Alocasias indoors, place them near a window where they can receive filtered light, or use sheer curtains to diffuse the sunlight.

Water

Proper watering is crucial for Alocasias. They prefer consistently moist soil but are susceptible to root rot if overwatered. During the growing season (spring and summer), water your Alocasia thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry. In the dormant period (fall and winter), reduce watering frequency, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Always use a well-draining potting mix to prevent water from sitting in the roots.

Alocasias are native to humid environments and thus require high humidity levels to thrive. Aim for a humidity level of 60-80%. If the air in your home is dry, especially during winter months, use a humidifier or place a humidity tray near your plant. Grouping plants together can also help create a more humid microenvironment. Regular misting can be beneficial, but ensure that the leaves dry out quickly to prevent fungal issues.

Temperature

These tropical plants prefer warm temperatures between 65°F and 80°F (18°C to 27°C). They are sensitive to cold drafts and sudden temperature changes. Avoid placing your Alocasia near air conditioning vents, heaters, or drafty windows. During winter, keep them in a warm room and away from frosty conditions.

Soil

A well-draining, rich soil mix is ideal for Alocasias. You can use a standard potting mix with added perlite or orchid bark to enhance drainage. During the growing season, feed your Alocasia with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 2-4 weeks. Dilute the fertilizer to half the recommended strength to avoid over-fertilizing, which can cause leaf burn. Reduce feeding during the dormant period as the plant’s growth slows down.

Repotting

Alocasias generally need to be repotted every 1-2 years or when they outgrow their current pot. The best time to repot is in spring, just before the growing season begins. Choose a pot that is one size larger than the current one, ensuring it has drainage holes. Gently remove the plant from its pot, loosen the root ball, and place it in the new pot with fresh potting mix.

Pruning and Maintenance

Regularly inspect your Alocasia for yellowing or damaged leaves, and trim them off to encourage healthy growth. Cleaning the leaves with a damp cloth can help maintain their glossy appearance and ensure efficient photosynthesis. Be cautious of pests such as spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs, which can be a common issue. If you notice any infestations, treat the plant with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

Propagation

Alocasias can be propagated through division. When repotting, you may notice offsets or tubers around the base of the plant. Carefully separate these from the main plant, ensuring each division has roots attached. Plant the divisions in separate pots with well-draining soil and water them thoroughly. Keep the new plants in a warm, humid environment to encourage root development.

Note: :It’s important to note that Alocasias are toxic to pets and humans if ingested. The plant contains calcium oxalate crystals, which can cause irritation and swelling of the mouth, throat, and digestive tract. Always keep Alocasias out of reach of children and pets, and wear gloves when handling the plant if you have sensitive skin.

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