Alocasia (Alocasia zebrina) in the Elephant Ears (Alocasia) Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Plant Height: 4 to 6 feet (1.2-1.8m)
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


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Location: Cowell's garden centre, Newcastle UKDate: 2018-09-22
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Location: Miami, FLDate: 2013-12Fairchild gardens conservatory
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Posted by skylark (JC/NYC - Zone 7b) on Sep 24, 2014 10:45 AM

I found a very informative article about this plant on IAS site:

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