Upright Elephant Ear (Alocasia alba) in the Elephant Ears (Alocasia) Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Alocasia alba Accepted
Alocasia crassifolia Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Plant Height: to 6.5 feet (2 m)
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
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Alocasia alba in south Florida

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Location: Homestead, Florida areaDate: 2007-11-14Alocasia alba in south Florida
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Location: My GardenDate: 2014-08-29New leaf unfurling
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Location: My GardenDate: 2014-08-29
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Location: My GardenDate: 2014-09-03 Back of leaf
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Posted by mjsponies (Central Florida) on Mar 24, 2015 1:55 PM

Absolutely stunning plant. Prefers bright light, dappled sun/shade. Fairly forgiving of watering mishaps and summer's monsoons.
I overwintered it in the greenhouse and it slowed way down, not putting out any new leaves. Now showing signs of a new leaf coming. Can't wait to see how it does this year.

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Alocasia How do you find out what you have. by gander Jul 12, 2011 8:09 AM 1

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