Kapit Elephant Ear

Alocasia infernalis 'Kapit'

SKU
09048
From the jungles of Borneo, this tender evergreen was selected for its exotic deep burgundy foliage accented by purplish-red stems. With its small size, it is a great choice for a tropical container garden.
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Botanical Pronunciationa-loh-KAY-see-uh in-fer-NAH-liss
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 12 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Foliage ColorBurgundy
Garden StyleTropical
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Houseplant, Specimen
Light NeedsPartial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, 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.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 9 - 11

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