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Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flower Time: Other: Seasonal.
Underground structures: Rhizome
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus. Toxic to cats and dogs.
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Remove seed from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination. Viability declines if seeds are allowed to dry. Soak overnight in distilled water and plant.
Propagation: Other methods: Division


Photo gallery:
Location: MOBOT -   St LouisDate: summer 2006
By jmorth
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Location: Philadelphia Flower ShowDate: 2016-03-07exhibit
By skylark
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Location: My greenhouse, FloridaDate: 2020-08-31hand pollinated
By Gina1960
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Alocasia Cuprea veinal chlorosis by justei Apr 6, 2021 7:31 AM 0
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Alocasia cuprea finds a new home by Gina1960 Oct 2, 2020 2:45 AM 4
Alocasia Cuprea Leaf Curling by Razche Sep 30, 2020 3:06 PM 4
ALocasia cuprea...pollinated! by Gina1960 Oct 22, 2020 7:53 PM 11
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