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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)

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

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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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

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