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Alocasia macrorrhizos 'Variegata'


Alocasia macrorrhizos 'Variegata' has thick, sculpted and glossy green leaves with cream variegation.

This rare and highly desirable giant elephant ear, Alocasia macrorrhizos 'Variegata', is quite different from the better-known Colocasia esculenta. Its variably variegated leaves are thick, sculpted and glossy green with cream and white and are held upright on rigid stems. Every leaf is different. A large specimen is guaranteed to stop garden visitors in their tracks! Reportedly hardy in zone 7b to 8 if the tuber is protected. But why risk it when it makes an excellent and dramatic houseplant?

Common Name: Upright Elephant Ears

Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-10

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 2-4'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Green

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Evergreen

Type: Tender

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - Central and South America

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