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Alocasia macrorrhizos 'New Guinea Gold'

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Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Alocasia (a-loh-KAY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: macrorrhizos (mak-roh-RY-zos) (Info)
Cultivar: New Guinea Gold

Synonym:Alocasia macrorrhiza
Synonym:Arum indicum
Synonym:Colocasia indica

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
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:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

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

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive mystic On Aug 31, 2002, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

This plant has glossy green leaves that are speckeld with gold .The gold speckles don't appear on the plant until after a few months growth. Likes bright light,but not direct sun.Keep moist but not waterlogged.

Regional...

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

Fountain Valley, California
Palm Springs, California
San Diego, California
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Homestead, Florida
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Mccomb, Mississippi
Cincinnati, Ohio
Moncks Corner, South Carolina
Red Oak, Texas



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