Plant Care Alocasia ‘Red Secret’

Alocasia ‘Red Secret’

Reviewed by: | Last Updated: 11/05/2021

About Alocasia ‘Red Secret’

Alocasias, commonly known as Elephant Ears, are some of the most common houseplants although their leaves can reach enormous sizes when grown outdoors! 🐘 They typically only support a few leaves at a time (more, when they get more sun!) so don't be concerned if you see an old leaf begin to retire after a new one emerges. They grow out of underground corms which are similar to bulbs, so next time you repot keep an eye out for baby Alocasias! They contain calcium oxalate crystals so be sure to keep them out of reach if you have children or pets! ⚠️


Alocasia cuprea 'Red Secret'

Also known as

Elephant Ear 'Red Secret' and Alocasia macrorrhizos cuprea 'Red Secret'

How to care for Alocasia ‘Red Secret’


How often to water your Alocasia ‘Red Secret’

Water needs for Alocasia ‘Red Secret’
0.5 cups
every 9

Alocasia ‘Red Secret’ needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Alocasia ‘Red Secret’

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Alocasia ‘Red Secret’ in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Alocasia ‘Red Secret’: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Alocasia ‘Red Secret’ may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Alocasia ‘Red Secret’

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Alocasia ‘Red Secret’: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Alocasia ‘Red Secret’ after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Alocasia ‘Red Secret’

Alocasia ‘Red Secret’

Alocasia ‘Red Secret’

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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