Alocasia Lauterbachiana – Purple Sword


Alocasia Lauterbachiana, also known as Alocasia Purple Sword, has thin and sword shaped leaf with purple hue to the back of the leaf and stem. Few other tropical plants feature this unique leaf shape and colouring.

In stock

Alocasia Lauterbachiana - Purple Sword 638.00
What you get
  • Healthy plant pre-potted with organic fertilizer
    ◦ Plant size: 6″ – 10″ tall (including pot)
  • Plastic pot
    ◦ Pot size: 11 cm in diameter
Quick facts
  • Known As: Alocasia Lauterbachiana, Alocasia Purple Sword, Alocasia Silver Sword, Alocasia Baroque Sword, Elephant’s Ear
  • Growing Difficulty: Easy
  • Light: Partial / Bright indirect light
  • Water: Moderate
  • Air Purifying: Yes!
Shipping & Delivery

Plants are shipped within 3 business days. It takes 2-3 days to deliver, depending on the location. Learn More


If your plant dies during transit, please contact us with proof and we'll replace it for free. Learn More


Plants are unique! The images are meant to give you an idea of the specification and quality of the plant you will receive, but will not be an exact replica.

Alocasia Lauterbachiana
Purple Sword

Alocasia Lauterbachiana Purple Sword Product Peppyflora 02 Moz

The Alocasia Lauterbachiana is a fun aroid variety as the underside of the leaves will take on a purplish hue with maturity. It is an easy to care for type of elephant ear plant that is mainly collected for its unique sword shaped foliage. The leaves are narrow-shaped and decorated with scalloped waves that find their way to the edges. These plants can get some height to them if grown in ideal conditions and have been noted to have leaves in excess of 2′ in length!

Ensure optimal growth for your plant by installing it in a temperate place with no direct sun exposure. It is easy to maintain and you only have to water spray it on a regular basis.

Hailing from New Guinea and the Bismarck Archipelago, it’s a hybrid that has become a fairly popular ornamental houseplant. A striking and beautiful houseplant, it is defined by its large green leaves with a deep-purple underside and quite sturdy stems. It is a fleshy evergreen that grows from underground corms. These plants rarely bloom, however, and are grown primarily for their foliage.

Alocasia is a genus of broad-leaved rhizomatous or tuberous perennial flowering plants from the family Araceae. There are 79 species native to tropical and subtropical Asia to Eastern Australia and widely cultivated elsewhere.