PlantsElephant Ears (Alocasia)→Elephant's Ear (Alocasia 'Maroon Shield')

Also sold as:
Alocasia x cupredora

Elephant Ears
Heredity: Hybrid
History: An Aroidia Research hybrid from the 1980's.
Country of Origin: USA
Hybridizer or Originator: LariAnn Garner

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flower Color: White
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
Parentage: Alocasia odora x Alocasia cuprea


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Need ID for this Alocasia by Bubbles May 23, 2016 9:55 AM 7
Elephant's Ear (Alocasia 'Maroon Shield'); local botanical garden by bonitin Sep 8, 2015 9:49 PM 4

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