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

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Alocasia 'Boa'

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Plant Height: 2 to 4 feet (.6-1.2m)
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
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Looking for suggestions for a large showy ele ear that can take full sun. by insularway Nov 10, 2014 1:59 PM 4
Elephant ear, which one? by piksihk Oct 19, 2012 9:06 AM 18
A.'Nishihira' by Taylor696 Oct 3, 2010 2:42 PM 3
General Discussion by LariAnn May 1, 2014 6:07 PM 96

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