Alocasia longiloba

Alocasia longiloba

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A green Alocasia longiloba plant in a garden
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Alocasia longiloba is a striking herbaceous perennial in the Araceae family. Originating from tropical rainforest environments, this species is native to Singapore. It typically grows to over a metre in height, producing a thickened lower stem, termed a corm, this can reach 60cm in length. Leaves are produced alternately, they are large, up to 85cm long by 40cm wide at their biggest. Leaves are arrow-shaped, coloured dark green on the upper surface, with attractive, white veins and light green to purple on the underside. They are produced on individual stems, which are brown in colour and often mottled in appearance. Flowers measure between 6-13cm in length, they are enclosed by a spathe structure, coloured cream-white or green tinged. Fruits are round and bright orange, they measure approximately 4-7mm in length and contain one seed each.

Propagation

Special features

Attractive leaves

Special features

Origin

Singapore, China to Malaysia.

Environment

Light

Full Shade, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Personality

Family

Araceae

Flower colour

Green, White