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Alocasia
Alocasia tigrina

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

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Green

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Dark/Black

Veined

Leathery-Textured

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:

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:

Bessemer, Alabama

Daphne, Alabama

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Miami, Florida

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Holualoa, Hawaii

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

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 th... read more

Positive

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.