PlantsElephant Ears (Alocasia)→Elephant's Ear (Alocasia micholitziana 'Frydek')

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Plant Height: 2 to 3 feet
Plant Spread: 1 to 2 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Dark green, pubescent,velvety leaves with white veins.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
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
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


Photo gallery:
Location: Swayback's Kentucky Jungle
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Location: Charleston, SCDate: 2015-09-17Alocasia Frydek
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Location: backyard Date: 2015-08-15new leaf
By papa
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Location: Mobot, St L. (Missouri Botanical Garden)Date: 2017-08-09
By jmorth
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Small Yellow Dots on Alocasia Frydek by gokult Jul 13, 2020 2:27 PM 0
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Recommended alocasia soil mix by GreenBee01 Mar 20, 2020 12:25 PM 3

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