Alocasia calidora 110cm - Elephant Ear
The Alocasia Calidora is one of the largest plants in the Alocasia genus, also known as the elephant ear plant. It is popular for its huge, arrow-shaped leaves that attract attention in any location.
Offered is one of my mother plants - about 110cm high from pot rim / 7cm stem thickness - from my plant collection; from 100% organic cultivation therefore very high quality; planted in self-mixed permeable organic substrate and grown WITHOUT massive fertiliser use therefore robust and top healthy (quality before quantity!); repotting next year/spring desired. The leaves will reach the diameter of about 1m in time - beautiful greenish flowering; wonderful as a solitary plant; for the room, terrace or conservatory; stem-forming.
The plants like it warm and humid (indoors you can spray them regularly with lukewarm water). They grow best in shade, although most species could also grow in some sunlight as long as they get enough water.
Between 05-10, alocasia can be grown as a container plant in the garden, for a sunny to semi-shady location; originating from Central Asia and India. Neither the plant nor the tuber is hardy!
If you want, you can also give the plant a "winter break"; so that only the tuber with the stem (without leaves) comes through the winter at about 15C in the winter quarters. In spring, with enough sun& warmth, it will sprout beautifully again; like all my Colocasias/Alocasias since a few years...
You get the displayed plant.