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Alocasia macrorrhiza, Elephant ear – Plant

(2 customer reviews)

**The plant is not edible, as the sap of the plant contains calcium oxalate crystals which can cause irritation to the skin.**

Product Contains

Sr No. Item name
1 Alocasia (60 cm height)
2 Round Plastic Pot (Black)

545.00 690.00

Estimated delivery date 2021/06/28
2,143.00 for 3 item(s)

About Alocasia

Alocasia macrorrhizos, commonly called giant taro or upright elephant ears, is a rhizomatous tropical perennial of the arum family that is treasured both for its giant ornamentally decorative leaves which resemble the ears of an elephant. This is a forest understory plant that has widely naturalized over large tropical areas extending from India to Southeast Asia to Malayasia, however it is unclear as to the specific geographic regions where this plant was originally native. It is closely related to Colocasia, except for the position of the leaves (upright Alocasia leaves point skyward on rigid stems whereas drooping Colocasia leaves point toward the ground).

Thick, cordate, prominently-veined, wavy-edged green leaves (to 3-6’ long and 3-4’ wide) are borne on rigid stalks (long-sheathed petioles) which emerge from a stout upright trunk (becoming woody with age) which can eventually grow to as much as 6’ tall. The entire plant can eventually grow to as much as 12-15’ tall in optimum growing conditions with a spread to 6-10’ wide.

Plant Specifications

Common Name Giant elephant’s ear
Maximum Reachable Height 12-15 feet
Flower Colour Greenish-white
Bloom Time Hardly bloom
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Alocasia Care

Sunlight Alocasia do best when given partial shade.
Watering When soil feels dry to touch.
Soil well drained soil
Temperature 15-30 degree C
Fertilizer Use any organic fertilizers during summer

Alocasia Special Feature

Big and beautiful foliage.

Alocasia Uses

Ornamental Use:

Bold foliage plant for frost-free areas in part shade. In areas where not winter hardy, plants may be grown in containers that are overwintered indoors. Also may be grown as a houseplant. Plants grown indoors need high humidity.

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  1. archana11.sagar

    Recieve big and healthy plant… Good job wildroot.

    archana11.sagar

  2. sushil000kumar (verified owner)

    I got my Alocasia Macrorrhiza (Elephant ear) Plant”, it’s in good shape healthy and I have received the well-grown plant from Wild Roots, it’s my best experience to buy a plant online till now.

    Go for it, Alocasia is true King of Tropical Garden 😊

    sushil000kumar