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PlantFiles: Elephant Ear
Alocasia lowii

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Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Alocasia (a-loh-KAY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: lowii (LOW-ee-eye) (Info)

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Blue-Green
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive gothqueen On Nov 6, 2008, gothqueen from Gainesville, FL wrote:

I grow this outdoors in zone 8B09A in a protected location. It has returned every year for 3 years. I was growing it as a houseplant for over 10 years but it got so huge I couldn't keep it in the house anymore. This is a very beautiful plant, worth any effort to keep.

Regional...

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

Gainesville, Florida
Miami, Florida
Saint Petersburg, Florida



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