The Alocasia Red Secret or Cuprea is a great starter plant for an exotic plant collection as it’s not very demanding. The deep burgundy colour and green stems do resemble a very mysterious look. They grow quite slowly and don’t take much space, each leaf tend to be bigger than the last and they can get quite big and lush!

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Dimensions Breakdown (A) Nursery Pots CM (B) Total Height CM
12 20

Care Guide


Alocasias need plenty of bright light and can even tolerate a couple of hours of direct morning sun.


As with most Alocasias, this plant doesn’t like to be completely dry. Keep the soil moist, watering it when at least 2-3 inches of the soil is dry. Take special caution in Autumn/Winter as watering might need to reduce. They have to be sitting in water and can rot easily.


This plant doesn’t like cold rooms, keep it warm. It also needs a moist environment with above average humidity, imitating its natural tropical climate. A way of keeping the humidity high is to group several plants together or by sitting them on a tray of pebbles and water.

Other Tips

Make sure to clean all leaves with a dry cloth – dust can affect its absorption of light. You can feed your plant once a month during growing season with a slow release fertiliser. Alocasias can have a dormant period where leaves will die, so don’t be alarmed. During this time, make sure to reduce the watering, keeping the soil slightly moist.



Mildly toxic for pets and children if eaten.




The pictures used on this page are to show the style of plant for sale. There may be variances in foliage and a small variance in size - bigger or smaller.

Plants & Pots are some of the nicest gifts to receive and we want to make it memorable.

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We currently only deliver to the UK. 

All our deliveries are made by DPD directly to you. DPD have stated all deliveries will be made respecting the social distancing rules set by the government. 

Getting shipping right is something we take very seriously. We ship on specific days depending on where you are, to avoid your plants sitting at a depot over the weekend. Excludes Bank Holidays. 

UK: Express Delivery 1 to 2 working days,  £5.99 - Shipped Monday to Thursday (excluding bank holidays).

We have a couple of very large, heavy plants. For now, these are listed as London delivery only.