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PlantFiles: Kris Plant
Alocasia sanderiana 'Nobilis'

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

15 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

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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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral emilyrasmus On Aug 19, 2005, emilyrasmus from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

Nobilis has beautiful leaves and can be challenging to grow. This plant needs bright, indirect light and the soil needs to be very well draining. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings as this Alocasia likes it on the dry side.


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

Hollywood, Florida
Homestead, Florida

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