Alocasia 'Imperial Red', Elephant Ear

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Plant Specifications

Plant Name Alocasia 'Imperial Red', Elephant Ear
Mature Height 5-7 feet
Mature Width 2-3 feet
Spacing 3-4 feet apart
Sunlight Full to Partial Sun
Temperature Tolerance 60-85°F
Watering Needs Moderate (weekly)
Growth Rate 12 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors Yes
Flowering Time N/A
Origin Hybrid

Introducing Alocasia 'Imperial Red' - The Enchanting Elephant Ear: Elevate your indoor jungle with the captivating allure of Alocasia 'Imperial Red'. This exquisite variety, known as Elephant Ear (Alocasia 'Imperial Red'), is a true showstopper with its striking red-tinged leaves and unique silhouette. Whether you're an experienced plant enthusiast or just beginning your green journey, Alocasia 'Imperial Red' is a statement piece that brings a touch of tropical elegance to any space.

How to Grow

Cultivating the enchanting Alocasia 'Imperial Red' is a gratifying experience suitable for all levels of gardening expertise. Provide bright, indirect light to encourage optimal growth, while protecting the plant from harsh, direct sunlight that can scorch its leaves. Maintain consistent humidity levels through misting or placing a humidity tray nearby. Allow the top inch of the soil to dry before watering, ensuring proper drainage to prevent root issues.

Care Tips

Nurturing your Alocasia 'Imperial Red' is a rewarding endeavor. During the growing season (spring and summer), feed your plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer to fuel its vibrant growth. Keep the large leaves clean by gently wiping them with a damp cloth to enhance their natural sheen. Be attentive to any signs of leaf discoloration or drooping, as they might indicate watering or light-related issues that need adjustment.


Alocasia 'Imperial Red' serves as both a captivating focal point and an instant conversation starter. Use it as a centerpiece in your living room or study to infuse a tropical vibe into your space. Its dramatic red foliage and distinctive form also make it an excellent choice for bringing a touch of the exotic into well-lit interior corners, creating an elegant statement piece that captures attention.

Planting Tips

When potting or repotting Alocasia 'Imperial Red', select a well-draining potting mix to prevent waterlogging. Opt for a container that provides ample space for the plant's growth, as it can attain impressive dimensions. Ensure the pot has proper drainage holes to prevent excess moisture accumulation. Position the plant in the new container at the same depth it was in the previous pot, and water thoroughly after repotting.


Maintaining the captivating beauty of Alocasia 'Imperial Red' requires attention to specific aspects. Regularly inspect the undersides of leaves for common pests such as spider mites and scale insects. If identified, promptly address the issue with appropriate treatment to prevent further infestations. Maintain a consistent watering routine, adjusting it during the dormant winter months when growth slows down.


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