Alocasia macrorrhizos

The Alocasia macrorrhizos is truly a must in any tropical garden. Its large upright leaves which can grow up to 1m in length provides excellent texture contrast in a tropical garden, whilst also offering good shade to smaller growing under-story plants.

Synonyms (AKA): Cunjevoi, Giant alocasia, Giant Taro


Typical height: 1.5 to 2.5m
Climate: Prefers tropical or subtropical climates, or warm protected positions in temperate climate.
Light conditions: Part shade / shade
Growth habit: Clumping
Growing conditions: Moist well drained soil
Origin: South East Asia and North QLD


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This plant will easily become the centre of attention in any garden with its dramatic gigantic leaves and thick rigid stalk. Commonly known as (Giant Elephant Ear) or (Giant Taro) alocasia macrorrhizo are fast growing tropical plants that perform best in partial shade with some protection from wind and full sun. A good rich and free draining soil, regular watering during the warmer months and an organic fertiliser is best for optimum plant health. 

In cooler climates they can die back periodically - cut them off at the base with sharp secateurs and watch them flourish again when Spring arrives. 



Alocasia macrorrhizos - 125mm pot

Barcode 101321564780
Shipping Weight 0.7500kg

Alocasia macrorrhizos - 180mm pot

Barcode 101321564783
Shipping Weight 2.5000kg

Alocasia macrorrhizos - 300mm pot

Barcode 101325413366
Shipping Weight 9.0000kg

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