Alocasia
Alocasia 'Brian Williams'

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Alocasia (a-loh-KAY-see-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Brian Williams
Hybridized by Williams
Registered or introduced: 2003

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Green

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Birmingham, Alabama

San Jose, California

Ponce De Leon, Florida

Effingham, Illinois

Cleveland, Tennessee

Red Oak, Texas

Richmond, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 26, 2008, glen74 from Effingham, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

I grow A. 'Brian Williams' in a large pot and the plant grew quite large its first year. I tried growing my specimen in full sun but it burned in the hot summer heat and quickly suffered. It now grows on a west facing patio and receives about six to eight hours of sun a day and has performed great.

Right now it is sitting in front of the sliding door (west facing) in my kitchen and has remained green all winter. I mist regularly (at the very least once a day) and have been battling mites periodically. It has lost several of its older leaves, however I am amazed at the plants determination to stay evergreen. The leaves have for the most part retained their purple undersides throughout the winter.

For me this great hybrid is second only to A. 'Portodora' in har... read more