Alocasia, Upright Elephant Ear, Kris Plant 'Nobilis'

Alocasia sanderiana

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Alocasia (a-loh-KAY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: sanderiana (san-der-ee-AH-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Nobilis

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Velvet/Fuzzy

Foliage Color:

Dark/Black

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Cream/Tan

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Hollywood, Florida

Homestead, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 19, 2005, emilyrasmus from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

Nobilis has beautiful leaves and can be challenging to grow. This plant needs bright, indirect light and the soil needs to be very well draining. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings as this Alocasia likes it on the dry side.

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