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

Alocasia 'Hilo Beauty'

"Giant taro"

Alocasia 'Hilo Beauty'

1 bulb — £12.90

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Orders placed until 29 February 2025
You can expect your order in February/March 2025

Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2025
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Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2025
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Description

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!

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Suitable for indoors

  • Comes back every year

  • Great for shade

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Needs winter protection

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Alocasia 'Hilo Beauty'

  • Flower colour

    Green

  • Bulb size

    14/+

  • Established height

    1-1.2m

  • Established spread

    50-70cm

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Tender/Tropical

  • Years to establish

    2-3 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade
    Dappled shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Indoors
    Pots
    Exotic gardens
    Large containers

  • Soil acidity

    Alkaline
    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Multipurpose compost

  • Growing skill

    Requires specific conditions

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    Harmful if eaten

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

  • Orders placed until 29 February 2025
    You can expect your order in February/March 2025

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2025
    You can expect your order in March/April 2025

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2025
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

Colocasia in 1 minute

They're also known as elephant ears and it's easy to see why. The big, dramatic leaves of Colocasia certainly bear a resemblance to those of our iconic pachyderm, and the plant's southeast Asian origins are as tropical as you could wish!

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