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Alocasia macrorrhiza

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Indoor, C11
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Indoor, C11
Size: 20cm
Available: 6
$/Unit (EX GST): $21.94 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $24.14 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Alocasia macrorrhiza Giant Elephants Ear, Giant Taro,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Palms, Ferns & Tropical Upright

Alocasia macrorrhiza, commonly known as Giant Taro or Elephant Ear, is a tropical plant prized for its large, dramatic leaves and imposing presence. It is native to tropical regions of Asia and features enormous heart-shaped leaves that can reach impressive sizes, often exceeding 60cm in length and width. The leaves have prominent veins and a glossy texture, with colours ranging from deep green to dark purple or variegated patterns. this plant creates a bold and lush display in gardens or as an indoor statement plant. While it requires warm and humid conditions to thrive, Alocasia macrorrhiza is a popular choice for adding a tropical touch to landscapes and indoor spaces. Grows approx 1-5m tall x 1-3.5m wide. CAUTION Harmful if eaten/skin & eye irritant.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Shade Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Mass Planting, Shady Garden, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Araceae Asia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Cream, Yellow
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: N/A
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low
Frost: Tender
Wind: Low