Also known as
Metallic Elephant Ear, Jewel Alocasia, Giant Caladium, Kris plant
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10 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Elephant's Ear Overview
Alocasia cuprea is a tender, rhizomatous, evergreen perennial that originates from South-East Asia. It is typically grown for the foliage, which is large, oval, deeply veined and iridescent green-purple in colour. Dependent on the angle of viewing, the leaves can appear various different shades of green and purple. The undersides of the leaves are a vibrant purple colour, making a striking visual foliage display. Frequently grown indoors as a houseplant, this plant does best when provided with ample humidity. Placement in a bathroom or kitchen, in bright but indirect light is advised, ensure soil is a well-draining mix to prevent waterlogging to the roots.
How to propagate Elephant's Ear
In spring or summer
Take stem cuttings in spring.
Special features of Elephant's Ear
Attractive foliage plant
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