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PlantFiles: Alocasia
Alocasia lauterbachiana

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

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8 members have or want this plant for trade.


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Grown for foliage

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:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Grows in Zone 8B.


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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