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Alocasia 'Hilo Beauty'
Alocasia 'Hilo Beauty'
Alocasia 'Hilo Beauty'
Alocasia 'Hilo Beauty'

Alocasia 'Hilo Beauty'
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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

£14.95

Take a moment to absorb just how amazing Alocasia 'Hilo Beauty' is! If you’re already in love with it, don’t ponder for too long because this variety is incredibly scarce and in high demand. This unique alocasia variety, also known as Caladium praetermissum, could be the master of stealth in its camo-attire. But, really it’s not one for hiding away—you’ll want to be showing it off in a very obvious position where all of your guests will see it!

Grow this tropical bulb just like any other Alocasia or Caladium—pot it up and grow it indoors in the warm to start with. Once its unfurled a few of its wacky camouflage leaves (and once the weather is warm outside) it can be planted into the garden for summer. It’s spot on for an exotic themed garden, but it can also be kept as a houseplant in your indoor jungle if you prefer. Alocasia 'Hilo Beauty' is super cool and really rare, and this is your chance to get your green fingers on a bulb of your very own to grow and love!

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Colour:

Green, cream ('camouflage')

Height:

32-150 cm / 12-60"

Planting season:

Spring

Flowering time:

Summer

Botanical name:

Alocasia 'Hilo Beauty' syn. Caladium praetermissum

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
  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023
  • Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023
  • Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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