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Alocasia 'Mirror Face' - 4" Pot

Alocasia 'Mirror Face' - 4" Pot

Regular price $40.40 USD
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Common Names: Mirror Face
Botanical Name: Alocasia Sinuata

Alocasia 'Mirror Face' Description

The Alocasia 'Mirror Face', also known as Alocasia cuprea, is a captivating variety of Alocasia known for its striking, metallic-looking leaves that seem to reflect light, giving it a mirror-like appearance. This plant is highly prized by collectors for its unusual aesthetic qualities and the dramatic flair it brings to any indoor setting.

Alocasia 'Mirror Face' features large, heart-shaped leaves that are thick and leathery with a unique coppery sheen. The leaves are typically a deep green to reddish-brown color with prominent veining that enhances their reflective quality. The underside of the leaves is usually a lighter green, providing a beautiful contrast. This plant's exotic look makes it a standout addition to any collection.

Care Plan for Alocasia 'Mirror Face'

Light: This Alocasia thrives in bright, indirect light. It needs a lot of light to maintain the vibrant color and sheen of its leaves but should be protected from direct sunlight, which can scorch its delicate foliage. A north or east-facing window covered with a sheer curtain is ideal.

Watering: Water the 'Mirror Face' when the top inch or so of the soil has dried out. This plant prefers consistently moist soil but is sensitive to overwatering, which can lead to root rot. Ensure the pot has excellent drainage and use a well-draining potting mix.

Humidity: High humidity is crucial for the Alocasia 'Mirror Face', mimicking its native tropical environment. Maintain high humidity around the plant using a humidifier, misting the plant regularly, or placing it on a pebble tray with water.

Temperature: Keep the plant in an environment with temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C). Avoid drafts, sudden temperature changes, and exposure to temperatures below 60°F (15°C), as cold conditions can damage the plant.

Child and Pet Safety: Like many Alocasias, the 'Mirror Face' is toxic if ingested. It contains calcium oxalate crystals that can cause irritation of the mouth and stomach, leading to difficulty swallowing and digestive upset in both pets and humans. It's best to keep this plant out of reach of children and pets.

General Tips: Fertilize every two months during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength. Regularly check for pests such as aphids and spider mites, particularly on the undersides of the leaves. Clean the leaves with a soft, damp cloth to remove dust and help maintain their reflective quality.

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