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Alocasia macrorrhizos 'New Guinea Gold'

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

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

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

Richmond, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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.