Photo by Melody
We rolled out several small fixes on January 29. If you encounter any problems, please report them in the designated thread in the DG Site Updates forum.

PlantFiles: Variegated Green Velvet Alocasia
Alocasia micholitziana 'Frydek Variegata'

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Alocasia (a-loh-KAY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: micholitziana (mik-oh-lit-zee-AY-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Frydek Variegata
Additional cultivar information: (aka Variegata)

Synonym:Alocasia frydek

8 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Unknown - Tell us

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

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

Grown for foliage

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Click thumbnail
to view:

By giancarlo
Thumbnail #1 of Alocasia micholitziana by giancarlo

By giancarlo
Thumbnail #2 of Alocasia micholitziana by giancarlo

By Kell
Thumbnail #3 of Alocasia micholitziana by Kell

By unccgardener
Thumbnail #4 of Alocasia micholitziana by unccgardener

By Metrosideros
Thumbnail #5 of Alocasia micholitziana by Metrosideros


1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Kell On Oct 10, 2006, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I bought this plant over a year ago and it was in a 2 inch pot and very expensive. It gets mites easily and never has more than 2 leaves on it at one time. It now has about a 6 inch stalk from all the dead leaves. The leaves are still very small, just a few inches long. I admit, I am not the best EE grower but I usually do a bit better than this.

Positive JaxFlaGardener On Jul 26, 2006, JaxFlaGardener from Jacksonville, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

This plant has a very attractive velvet-like dark green sheen that is unlike any other elephant ear type plant among the several species that I grow. It has returned dependably in my boderline Zone 8b/9a garden with a hefty covering of hay prior to the first frost.



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

Big Pine Key, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Miami, Florida
Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii
Charlotte, North Carolina

We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America