Alocasia Portodora - Elephants Ear
Impressive in a large pot, or as a focal point in the home, Elephant Ear 'Portora' has broad, wavy-edged leaves that are held high on strong vertical stems. It grows quickly into a tall plant during the first season. Plant in rich, nutrient filled soil for optimum growth.
Elephant Ear brings a lovely tropical look to the garden. A fast growing plant and easy to care for. Will need fertilsing with regular watering.
Your plant will be delivered in a 14cm pot with a minimum height of 40cm.
|Water Requirements||Low Water Requirement|
|Toxicity||Not Pet Safe - Keep Out Of Reach|
|Light Requirements||Happy In Direct Sunlight|
|Pot Size||19 cm Pot|
|Plant Height||75 cm + Height|
Other Names: Elephants Ear
Toxicity/Pet Safe: Toxic - Not Pet Safe
Feed: When Active Growing
Air Purifying Qualities: Yes
Height & Growth: up to 8 feet tall
Country Of Origin: Asia
A Bit About Alocasia Plants
The wonderful Alocasias really are a family of tropical superstars. Their spectacular leaves create a really show-stopping display making them an ideal house plant for an urban jungle pad.
These awesome plants are a true fan of moist and warm conditions. Making friends with your Alocasia house plant is vital – get to know what it’s telling you is a sure fire way to success with these large indoor plants. They will tell you when they’ve had too much water – just keep an eye out for droplets of a watery solution from its leaves – this is the process of guttation. Guttation is the exudation of the plants sap on the tips or edges of the leaves – this is the Alocasias way of telling you it would like a little less water next time.
Alocasias are thanked in their natural habitat – being nicknamed the ‘Elephant Ear Plant’ – it offers shelter for all sorts of critters and creatures under the canopy of the rainforest.
The Alocasia is a great plant for dreamers or lovers of symbolism. It is said to be the plant in the Jack and the Beanstalk fairytale. The Alocasia stands for seizing the opportunity – even when it’s a tricky plant to climb!