Alocasia Cuprea 'Red Secret' Indoor Houseplant Guide

Alocasia Cuprea 'Red Secret' - A Metallic Marvel in Your Home

Common Names

  • Alocasia Cuprea 'Red Secret'
  • Mirror Plant

Care Guide for Alocasia Cuprea 'Red Secret'

Light Requirements

Prefers bright, indirect light to enhance its metallic sheen. Direct sunlight can damage the leaves, whereas too little light may diminish the vibrancy of its coloration.

Watering Requirements

Water when the top 2 inches of soil feel dry, maintaining a balance between moisture and drainage to avoid root rot.

Humidity & Temperature

Thrives in high humidity and prefers temperatures between 60°F to 75°F (16°C to 24°C). Protect from drafts and cold temperatures.


Use a diluted liquid fertilizer every month during the growing season. Pause fertilizing during the winter months.


Repot in the spring, using a well-draining soil mix, when it becomes root-bound or to refresh the soil.

Common Problems & Solutions

  • Leaf Scorching: Caused by too much direct sun. Position in a place with bright, indirect light.
  • Root Rot: Overwatering is a common issue. Ensure pots have proper drainage and soil dries somewhat between waterings.
  • Pests: Susceptible to pests like spider mites. Treat with appropriate insecticides or natural alternatives.


Propagate by division during repotting, ensuring each section has at least one growth point.

Pet Friendliness

While the Alocasia Cuprea 'Red Secret' is a stunning addition to any collection, its beauty comes with a caution - it's not pet-friendly. Place it out of reach of curious pets to prevent any harm.

Displaying Alocasia 'Red Secret'

This plant's unique appearance makes it a focal point in any room. It pairs well with minimalist decor, allowing its metallic leaves to stand out.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Alocasia Cuprea 'Red Secret'. Discover this metallic marvel for your home.