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Alocasia 'Calidora'

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

Synonym:Alocasia calodora
Synonym:Alocasia caladora
Synonym:Alocasia x calidora

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Ponds and Aquatics
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Late Fall/Early Winter
Mid Winter

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

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

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive pitrat2 On Sep 4, 2010, pitrat2 from Springfield, MO wrote:

These grow quite nicely in zone 6, providing you give them the required water.....our neighborhood has some that are 15 to 18 feet tall...part sun part shade....they also have them in pots inside and they are ceiling high.....8 to 10 feet tall and beautiful 5 to 6 foot leaves....they will not winter here though....

Neutral LariAnn On May 16, 2007, LariAnn from Miami, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

This hybrid plant was produced by crossing A. odora with A. gageana; the hybridization work was done at Aroidia Research by LariAnn Garner in 1980. The valid grex name for this plant is Alocasia x calidora, as published in Aroideana, Vol. 6, No. 3, July 1983.

Positive BayAreaTropics On Oct 9, 2005, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

The almost vertical and heavily pleated leaves distinguish this from other elephant ear's. A neater,denser growth make it a standout plant. Takes almost full sun fine in the Bay Area-even out of the fogbelt.


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

Capitola, California
Corona, California
Garden Grove, California
Hayward, California
Highgrove, California
Oceanside, California
Perris, California
Venice, California
Washington, District Of Columbia
Deltona, Florida
Homestead, Florida
Lake Worth, Florida
Miami, Florida
Oldsmar, Florida
Springfield, Missouri
Mesilla Park, New Mexico
Raleigh, North Carolina
Florence, South Carolina
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Alvin, Texas
Desoto, Texas
Red Oak, Texas
Richmond, Texas
Brodnax, Virginia

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