Alocasia macrorrhizos

Alocasia macrorrhizos - 'Giant Elephant Ear' (S)

$29.95

Alocasia macrorrhizos, known colloquially as the 'Giant Elephant Ear' or 'Giant Taro', is identified by its huge, ruffled, arrow-shaped leaves which can grow to 1m long! Found all through Southeast Asia, across the Pacific Islands, and into North Eastern Australia, this tropical beauty is a flowering plant and is actually edible, featuring in indigenous cuisines across the region. It's bright glossy green leaves stand upright on thick stems. This lush tropical plant makes in an excellent statement piece in your garden or potted indoors and will really bring the jungle to your home. To reach its full potential, be prepared to create a stable, lightly humid environment.

CARE TIPS

The Giant Elephant ear will be happiest in part shade, planted in soil that is rich and moist or in indirect light if indoors. Keep it sheltered from strong winds if outside and keep out of direct sunlight as it will burn the leaves. Water and fertilise regularly. Reduce water intake throughout colder seasons and expect your plant to lose its leaves below 7 degrees celsius as the plant hibernates.

growth CARE LEVEL
Advanced
water WATER
Water once topsoil is dry, keep soil well drained, mist regularly.
sun LIGHT
Indirect Light, Filtered Light

size PLANT SIZE
1-3m

pet PET FRIENDLY
NO
air AIR FILTER YES



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