Elephant Ear - Red Secret

Regular price R 545.00
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Scientific Name: Alocasia cuprea Red Secret
Synonyms: Elephant Ears ‘Red Secret’, Mirror Plant, Jewel Alocasia 'Red Secret', Alocasia Red Secret

  • Otherworldly foliage
  • Eye-catching colour
  • Statuesque compact appearance
  • Collectors Item
  • Jungle Vibes
  • Plant level: Intermediate

The Elephants Ear ‘Red Secret’ is one of those worthwhile Alocasias to add to your collection. Nothing can match its otherworldly foliage in deep red with black markings. Its metallic sheen, on the other hand, sets it apart from other houseplants.

Alocasia comes from the warm humid jungles of Asia. Making a warm kitchen or bathroom a good place for this houseplant to grow, however, if good humidity is available, they can thrive in any living space.

Due to its evolution from growing low down in the canopy, this rare Alocasia variety has developed iridescent foliage. There is a belief that this iridescence helps the Elephants Ear shed sunlight between their leaves in these dark locations, helping them thrive. In turn, this benefits those with low light, who might want to grow something special.

Elephant's ear 'Red Secret' is considered a bushing Alocasia, rather than a larger specimen that grows outward, making it a fantastic compact showpiece. Thus, the Red Secret is a spectacular addition to a dull corner, or as a gorgeous tabletop houseplant, paired with a container that will showcase the foliage.

Please note: Alocasia are toxic to pets and humans.

Follow these instructions to keep your Elephant Ear healthy and happy.

Water: Keep soil evenly moist, but not saturated, so ensure that the drainage is good. Reduce watering frequency in winter.
Light: Bright, indirect light, however, can tolerate lower lighting. Best kept away from direct sunlight.
Humidity: Enjoys a humid environment and good airflow. Normal room humidity should be fine with substituted humidity. Will enjoy a bright bathroom.
Fertilize: Diluted balanced feed every two weeks, Spring to Autumn, reducing to monthly in Winter.

We offer some of the most affordable shipping in South Africa! And use a network of vetted couriers to safely deliver your order. The costs and delivery times are as follows:

Collections: 6 Roodehek Street, Gardens, Cape Town
No Charge. We'll notify you once your order is ready, usually 1-2 days from order.

Cape Town & Surrounds
R60 fee, delivery usually within 2-4 working days from order.

Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc.)
R95 fee, delivery usually within 4-7 working days from order.

Regional Areas (e.g. Hermanus)
R100 fee, delivery 2-5 days from order (CPT regional), 4-5 days (rest of SA).

LARGE PLANTS (20cm nursery pot and above)
Our System calculates custom quotes based on the items in your basket.

Please process your order as per normal and select the "Custom" shipping option at checkout. Our Team will contact you with a competitive custom shipping quote via email.


Please email us at hello@plantify.co.za and we'll arrange a custom shipping solution to the nearest town.

Choose a Nursery Pot that fits the Decorative Planters, applicable for Ceramic, Cotton Cord, Terrazzo, Terracotta Planters

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Decorative Planter (ceramic etc)

8 - 10cm

10 - 12cm 


13 - 14cm

14 - 15cm

16 - 17cm

18 - 20cm

18 - 21cm


26 - 30cm


32 - 35cm


36 - 40cm


42 - 45cm

Follow this Sizing Guide for Palm Leaf Baskets (Sinan, Fundo, ShiShi etc.) and Senegalese Baskets:

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Basket Inner Diameter Size

14cm - 15cm


18 - 19cm












Elephant Ear - Red Secret
Elephant Ear - Red Secret
Elephant Ear - Red Secret

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