Alocasia odora
Alocasia odora
Alocasia odora
Alocasia odora

Alocasia odora

"Giant taro"

Alocasia odora

1 bulb — £6.45

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You can expect your order in March 2024

Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
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Description

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.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Suitable for indoors

  • Comes back every year

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Great for shade

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Needs winter protection

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Alocasia odora

  • 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 before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    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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