Giant Elephant Ear
Giant Alocasia, Giant Taro
Alocasia macrorrhizos is an evergreen perennial from the Araceae family. It produces large, shield-shaped leaves around 1–1.2 m in length. In many tropical areas, it is widely naturalised and cultivated as an important crop plant. In more temperate climates, it is more often grown indoors as a showy foliage houseplant.
Generally not harvested.
India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Oceania
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Soil PH preference
A drought tolerant, low maintenance architectural plant for containers in conservatories or sub-tropical Mediterranean glasshouses.