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Kris Plant
Alocasia sanderiana

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Alocasia (a-loh-KAY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: sanderiana (san-der-ee-AH-nuh) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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:

Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

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

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

West Palm Beach, Florida

Austin, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 30, 2004, NativePlantFan9 from Boca Raton, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

Very interesting plant with arrowhead-shaped, dark pointy leaves with marble- to- granite-white veins. A great specimen in a pot alone with warm conditions.

SOURCE: Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Oklahoma by Cal Lemke.

Neutral

On Oct 19, 2002, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

When planting the tops of the rhizomes should be planted above the soil or the leaves will decay at the base of the plant. Needs bright diffused light and no sun.