There are many varieties of Alocasia available. We can usually readily source the large varieties of Alocasia Brisbanensis which is native to Eastern Australia and the Alocasia Wentii which is native to New Guinea. In the warmer months we are able to source some of the smaller more unusual specimens.
These larger Alocasia can grow between 2 and 4m
They are also more commonly known as elephant ears and make a stunning addition to tropical gardens .They prefer filtered or bright indirect light ,so not hot direct sun and not complete shade.
Alocasia are part of the Araceae family and all parts of the plant are toxic. The sap can irritate skin and eyes causing redness and burning and if consumed will cause mouth and throat irritation and swelling.
Liquid feed in Spring and remove any spent leaves. Do not overwater in winter as the roots are susceptable to fungus infections and root rot. If planting in pots ensure there is adequate drainage.
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