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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
Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Upright Elephant Ear
  • Elephant's Ear
Also sold as:
  • Alocasia 'Boa'

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