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Elephant Ear

Alocasia cadierii

SKU
05007
Large lime-green leaves have a prominent white midrib and veins. A bold, lush plant to add a tropical flair to any garden. An excellent container plant for the patio or indoors. Evergreen.
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9-11: Outdoor
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Filtered sun

Water often to keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.

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Botanical Pronunciationa-loh-KAY-see-uh kad-ee-AIR-ee-eye
Average Size at MaturityModerately growing; large leaves on basal stems reach 2 to 3 ft. tall
Bloom TimeInconspicuous
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Tropical
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Houseplant, Specimen
Light NeedsFiltered sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Gift Plant, Shade Loving, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater often to keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.

Thrives and spreads freely in evenly moist, organically rich, well-drained soil. Prefers bright shade or filtered sun, and warm, humid environments. Apply a controlled release fertilizer to the potting mix or garden soil. In cold winter zones, enjoy outdoors but move inside well before threat of frost. Remove old, faded foliage as needed.

This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone:

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