Alocasia
Alocasia 'Stingray'

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

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Dark/Black

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Bartow, Florida

Big Pine Key, Florida

Bonita Springs, Florida

Delray Beach, Florida

Gainesville, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

New Port Richey, Florida

Oldsmar, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Stuart, Florida

Wellborn, Florida

Barbourville, Kentucky

Staten Island, New York

La Grange, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Aug 28, 2011, u4icmusic from Chattanooga, TN wrote:

I saw this plant growing in pots at the Botanical Garden in Atlanta, Georgia and it is rather striking. I couldn't find anybody there to determine if they bring the plant inside for the winter or if it just dies back and regrows in the spring.

Neutral

On Oct 26, 2010, designeraccents from La Grange, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a very interesting plant that I purchased in April 2010. Planted it in full sun but the summer sun in central Texas was to hot. We dug it up in August and moved it to full shade and the plant is doing great with lots of offsets. Hope this helps.

Positive

On Sep 20, 2010, lourspolaire from Delray Beach, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

I bought this plant at a yard sale for $3.00, 5 weeks ago. It had been neglected. The pot had been knocked over on its side and left like that for quite a while. The new leaves had grown to a funny angle so that when you stood the pot up, the 2 stems were horizontal. I brought it home, repotted it, gave it water and fertilizer. I have been rewarded by 3 new leaves and it is quite the conversation piece when people visit. This plant tries hard to please the careful gardener.