Alocasia Macrorrhiza  8"

Botanical Name: Alocasia Macrorrhiza 'Dwarf Calidora'
Common Name: Giant Taro, Dwarf Elephant Ear

 

Height: 22" - 26"" inches

 

OWNER STATUS

I own gardening gloves AND a spade! (Intermediate)

 

DESCRIPTION
Foliage:

Alocasia Macrorrhiza is the subtler sister to the Alocasia Amazonica. The Macrorrhiza variety has the same large arrow-shaped leaves with prominent veins and scalloped edges. The primary difference is colouring: the Alocasia Macrorrhiza is monochromatic, and brighter green in hue.
Size:

A mature Alocasia Macrorrhiza is often sold between 0.6-1m in height (2-3ft); however, they can attain upwards of 4.5m (15ft). Babies can be bought at nearly any size, usually from 7.5cm (3in) and up.

CARE
Light:

Alocasia Macrorrhiza does like the sun, and can tolerate direct light for a portion of the day. Place yours in an eastern window where it will get direct light in the mornings only; otherwise, try somewhere it’ll get 6-8 hours of indirect light daily.
Water: Try giving your Alocasia Macrorrhiza about a litre of water approximately once a week. Ensure it’s had time to dry out between waterings; root rot can be a concern, so you want to avoid overwatering. Using a pot with good drainage will help; pick one that allows you to easily discard excess water.
Soil:

A loose, well-draining potting mix is best for the Alocasia Macrorrhiza; potting loam works well, too. Wear gloves when repotting. 

 

TOXICITY
Humans: Toxic
Pets: Alocasia Macrorrhiza is toxic and should be kept out of reach of pets.*

 

*According to the ASPCA

Alocasia Macrorrhiza 8"

C$24.99 Regular Price
C$19.99Sale Price
  • This Alocasia Macrorrhiza comes in a 8" plastic growers pot.

    *All plants vary, and may not be exactly as pictured.

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