PlantsElephant Ears (Alocasia)→Alocasia (Alocasia brancifolia)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Alocasia
Give a thumbs up Elephant's Ear

Botanical names:
Alocasia brancifolia Accepted
Xenophya brancifolia Synonym

Also sold as:
Alocasia Nishihira
Alocasia Nishihiri

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 24 to 36 inches
Flower Time: Other: Seasonal.
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
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
Offsets
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

Discussion Threads about this plant
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A.'Nishihira' by Taylor696 Oct 3, 2010 2:42 PM 3

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