Photo by Melody

PlantFiles: Alocasia
Alocasia zebrina 'Reticulata'

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Alocasia (a-loh-KAY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: zebrina (zeb-REE-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Reticulata

Synonym:Alocasia reticulata

One vendor has this plant for sale.

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Click thumbnail
to view:

By DanKistner
Thumbnail #1 of Alocasia zebrina by DanKistner

By DaylilySLP
Thumbnail #2 of Alocasia zebrina by DaylilySLP

By DaylilySLP
Thumbnail #3 of Alocasia zebrina by DaylilySLP

By DaylilySLP
Thumbnail #4 of Alocasia zebrina by DaylilySLP

By DaylilySLP
Thumbnail #5 of Alocasia zebrina by DaylilySLP

By wormfood
Thumbnail #6 of Alocasia zebrina by wormfood


1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive wormfood On Jan 17, 2015, wormfood from Lecanto, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This plant is protected in my greenhouse but without a heat source. Looking for it today, I was looking for maybe a hint of the stripped leaf stalk because they go dormant and come back in spring.
Surprising me, it nearly bit me on the nose, it was so tall. Tolerated dry winter cold.
It's been down in the low 30's twice this year.

Neutral macybee On Dec 8, 2007, macybee from Deer Park, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

ALOCASIA - Elephant's Ear
There are some 70 species of large-leafed rhizomatous and tuberous perennials in this genus from tropical southern and Southeast Asia. They have heart-shaped to arrowhead-shaped leaves from 8"-36" long depending on the species. The leaves are often long-stemmed with distinctive red or purple markings. The long-stemmed arum-like flowers, often obscured by the foliage, are not very showy. Closely related to taro (Colocasia), the roots of some species are edible, but most contain poisonous crystals which cause numbing and swelling of the tongue and throat.
Most species are totally intolerant of frost and do best when grown in a warm, humid climate with moist, humus-rich soil and ample feeding. They thrive in the close atmosphere of a warm greenhouse. Propagate from seed, stem cuttings with a leaf bud or by dividing or cutting the rhizomes.


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

Big Pine Key, Florida
Kemah, Texas
Cabin Creek, West Virginia

We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America