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PlantFiles: 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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2003

9 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Partial to Full Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Green

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive glen74 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 hardiness and adaptability.


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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