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PlantFiles: Alocasia
Alocasia tigrina

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Alocasia (a-loh-KAY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: tigrina (tig-REE-nuh) (Info)

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Green

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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

Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive ExoticRainforest On Mar 2, 2008, ExoticRainforest from Siloam Springs, AR wrote:

Some sources indicate Alocasia tigrina is a species name and display it in italics, but according to aroid botanist Pete Boyce in Singapore, "The name Alocasia tigrina does not exist. It has been applied to Alocasia zebrina in the trade for the clone with the very well-marked petioles. Alocasia zebrina is endemic to the Philippines and restricted to the islands of Luzon, Mindanao, Leyte, Samar, Biliran and Alabat. It is easily distinguished from all other Philippine Alocasia species by the rather narrowly sagittate leaves with striped petioles and rather long acute posterior lobes bearing lamina to the sinus but not or only very narrowly peltate." A sagittate leaf is one that is arrow shaped. Peltate refers to the position the petiole is attached to the leaf blade near the center of the blade.

Alocasia is almost certainly a natural variation of Alocasia zebrina since the spathe and spadix are a match.

Positive sugargarden On Mar 22, 2006, sugargarden from Daphne, AL wrote:

Grows best in high light with little direct sun. Will grow reasonably well in 80% shade. Protect from freezing temperatures. Will go dormant in less than 45 degrees.


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

Bessemer, Alabama
Daphne, Alabama
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Miami, Florida
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Holualoa, Hawaii

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