Alocasia
Alocasia lauterbachiana

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Alocasia (a-loh-KAY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: lauterbachiana

Category:

Bulbs

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Big Pine Key, Florida

Cape Coral, Florida

Deland, Florida

Gainesville, Florida

Hinesville, Georgia

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 6, 2008, gothqueen from Gainesville, FL wrote:

A beautiful alocasia, can get quite large. The specimen in my photo is about 36" tall. Grows in zone 8B/9A outdoors. Goes down in frost, comes back.

Positive

On Sep 11, 2008, evr from Toronto, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:

One of the most striking Alocasia sp. in my opinion. The stalks are marked with patterns.

This plant does not like to be transplanted or moved around alot; the outer leaves turn yellow, but the whole plant will soon recover.

Grows well in pots.

Positive

On Aug 21, 2008, TropiTiki from Murrells Inlet, SC (Zone 8b) wrote:

Grows in Zone 8B.