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Alocasia odora
Alocasia odora
Alocasia odora
Alocasia odora

Alocasia odora
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"Giant Taro"

SIZE 14/+

Cultivated in Costa Rica

Perfect for pots

Hand packed in paper bags

Tender, move indoors
for winter

Can be grown as a houseplant

Sale price £11.65

In contrast to Colocasias, the leaf tips of Alocasia odora point upwards. If you’re looking for impressive, exotic and architectural foliage plants to bring holiday vibes to your summer garden, this jungle gem is the perfect thing! Alocasia odora also known as 'Giant Taro' or 'Elephants Ear', grows quickly and produces leaves of a gobsmacking size on chunky, upright stems. The glossy greenery looks fabulous combined with contrasting foliage plants, or use it as a luxurious backdrop for brightly coloured exotic flowers like dahlias or calla lilies for a truly tropical look.

Start these vigorous Alocasia odora bulbs off indoors and enjoy them as a contemporary houseplant until late spring, then move them outside and let them power through the summer season with all their industrious might! Alocasia thrive in tropical conditions so they’ll need to bask in the hottest part of the garden soak up a good daily watering to keep them looking lush. Bunch them together with other robust or leafy plants for a big, power-packed display.  

Our Colocasia and Alocasia bulbs are grown and cultivated in Costa Rica.

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Colour:

Green

Height:

32-150 cm / 12-60"

Planting season:

Spring

Flowering time:

Summer

Botanical name:

Alocasia odora syn. macrorrhiza

Light requirements:

Partial shade / full sun

Soil moisture:

Average

Perennial:

No

  • Plant in spring in a warm, bright position with temperatures between 16-25°C
  • Alternatively plant them straight outside in a warm position after risk of frost has passed
  • Grow in borders or containers in sun or shade in a reliably moist soil
  • Plant the bulbs shallowly with the top of the bulb level with the soil surface
  • Space the bulbs 25-35cm apart
  • Plant with the rings or papery layers facing upwards
  • Water-in after planting and keep hydrated while in growth

    Read more in our planting guide

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