Alocasia, Elephant Ear 'Variegata'

Alocasia wentii

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Alocasia (a-loh-KAY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: wentii (WENT-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata

Category:

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Good Fall Color

Textured

Foliage Color:

Bronze

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

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

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

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

Seed Collecting:

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Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Niceville, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 30, 2012, LeslieT from Bellaire, TX wrote:

I grow this outside in a Houston-area garden. I really love this plant. It does not like our hot sun, so I moved it where it is heavily shaded (partly under giant magnolias). It gradually offsets, but is not a pest. It survived our extremely cold winter two years ago, coming back from its roots. The contrasting underside of each leaf is very attractive . . . I suspect the color contrast would be heightened if given more light.

Positive

On Jun 15, 2007, rylaff from Niceville, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

I bought this one last year from Brian Williams. The leaves are shiny and variegated. The variegation is fantastic. A must for any aroid collector.

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