Alocasias like warmth and humidity. Outdoors in a warm climate in a well drained soil. Let it dry out a little between waterings. Keep drier in winter. Part shade or bright indirect light. Sent in 75mm pots.
GIANT NATIVE ELEPHANT EAR
(1.5m*,**RfAbcD) Alocasia brisbanensis (formerly A.macrorrhiza) is an attractive native evergreen Elephant Ear with glossy green large spade shaped leaves up to one metre long. The stem is thick and stout. Produces beautifully perfumed arum like green-cream flowers in summer. Bright red berries are in crowded clusters on its terminal spikes. This is a lovely evergreen plant growing from a tuber. Grows as understory in Nthn NSW to NE Qld Rainforest along watercourses where it spreads from its fleshy rhizomes. Tolerates wet and poorly drained soils but this is not a requirement. Makes an excellent indoor and tub plant in more than half shade in a frostfree garden or pot situation.
…..Priced at $12.90 (300 Parries)
(60cm) Alocasia amazonica ‘Ebony’. This amazonica variety has bigger velvety leaves ….bigger than other vatieties. Dramatic white veins jumping at you from dark green (almost black) leaves shaped like arrows. Takes low light. Prefers well drained soil. Keep soil moist. Decidious in cold wet conditions…but comes back in spring. Keep drier in winter. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.
…..Priced at $12.90 each (300 Parries)
(60cmAbcD) Dramatic white veins jumping at you from 400mm dark shiny metallic blue-green leaves. Takes low light. Decidious in cold wet conditions. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.
…..Priced at $12.90 each (250 Parries)