Baroque Sword (Alocasia lauterbachiana) in the Elephant Ears (Alocasia) Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Alocasia lauterbachiana Accepted
Xenophya lauterbachiana Synonym

Elephant Ears
Year Introduced: 1898
History: 1898 by Heinrich Gusta in genus Schizocasia. Then, in 1968, the plant got added in the genus Xenophya by Dan H Nicolson. In 1990 the plant was renamed by botanist Alistar Hay in New Guinea.
Country of Origin: Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and New Guinea

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 2 to 5 Feet
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 Feet
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

This plant has 7 spathe and spadix blooms!

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Anyone familiar with this plant? by WildOak Apr 28, 2020 9:15 AM 2
Leaves are getting brown and die by schorf1080 Feb 10, 2020 9:24 AM 3
Slashes on alocasia leaves by cocobella Nov 13, 2019 1:22 PM 20
weird red sap on dead leaf by lrs444 Aug 8, 2019 11:56 AM 3
Ahhhh Spring: Emerging leaves by Gina1960 Apr 17, 2019 1:40 PM 36
Alocasia Amazonia disease. Is my plant suffering? by mrpelafio Jul 7, 2019 9:03 AM 29
Assorted Plants for Sale by toy747 Jul 9, 2015 7:15 PM 6
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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