Giant Upright Elephant Ear (Alocasia odora) in the Elephant Ears (Alocasia) Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Plant Height: 6 to 8 feet (1.8-2.4m)
Plant Spread: 10 to 13 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Other: Berries red when ripe.
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Green
White
Other: Green
Bloom Size: 5"-6"
6"-12"
Flower Time: Other: Seasonal.
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humidity tolerant
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
Stolons and runners
Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

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Location: backyard Date: 2015-08-14
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Location: backyard Date: 2015-07-19Ripe seed  berries
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Location: backyard Date: 2015-07-19
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Date: 2016-01-16
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Location: s w floridaDate: aug 2016(Alocasia odora)variegate
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Location: sw floridaDate: june 2016(Alocasia odora) variegated
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Location: backyard Date: 2015-08-09
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Location: backyard Date: 2015-09-22
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Suggestions pollinating Alocasia odora, recognizing changes in female flowers? by crick1_z5a Mar 13, 2018 5:30 AM 5
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2016 Garden Chat and Photos by ssgardener Feb 25, 2017 2:24 PM 1,945
Elephant ear Leaf is deformed by foussi May 1, 2016 12:54 AM 2

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