Alocasia calidora - 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 because of its huge, arrow-shaped leaves that attract attention in any place.
Offered is one of my daughter plants - about 1year young - from the division of my mother plant; with time can grow about 150-200cm tall; from the 100% organic cultivation therefore very high quality; planted in self-mixed permeable organic substrate and grown WITHOUT massive fertilizer use therefore robust and top healthy (100% organic 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, colocasia 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 baby plant.