Alocasia

Alocasia spp.

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A hand holding a pot of Alocasia amazonica
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Alocasia is a genus with around 80 species in the Araceae family. It contains the well-known elephant's ear plant, a widely cultivated houseplant for its large, striking, veined, arrow-shaped foliage, measuring 20-90cm long. Species in this genus are perennial and broad-leaved, they originate from tropical and subtropical regions of Asia and East Australia. Growth is rhizomatous or tuberous and evergreen, flowering in any season under the correct conditions of high humidity and bright indirect sunlight. The inconspicuous flowers are arranged in a spanix; a spike of small flowers around a fleshy centre with a spathe surrounding.
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Special features

Attractive leaves

Environment

Light

Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Araceae

Flower colour

White, Green
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