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Alocasia Lauterbachiana Elephant Ear

The Alocasia Lauterbachiana, more commonly known as the Elephant Ear is a charming, artistic houseplant with wonderfully wavy-edged leaves and a tropical aura.

With Southeast Asian origins, it’s perfect for brightening up a bathroom or kitchen since it loves moderate to high humidity. The Elephant Ear is sure to be a captivating favourite adored by loved ones and visitors alike, inspiring new ideas and promoting a positive atmosphere. Your plant will be delivered in a 12cm pot with an approximate height of 50cm.

Care Tip: Wash the Alocasia’s foliage semi-frequently to ensure it can capture as much light as possible through photosynthesis.

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Water Requirements Low Water Requirement
Toxicity Not Pet Safe - Keep Out Of Reach
Light Requirements Happy With Some Light
Pot Size 12 cm Pot
Air Purifying Yes

Botanical Name: Alocasia Lauterbachiana

Common Names: Elephant Ear

Origin: Southeast Asia

Watering: Allow top third of water to dry out between waterings

Light: Bright, indirect sunlight to Partial Shade

Humidity: Moderate to High

Feed: Fertilise every four waters in Spring and Summer, reduce for Winter

Growth Rate: Average

Toxicity: Keep away from pets

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About Your Order:

Pot Sizes Explained

Your plant will be delivered in a 12cm nursery pot. When ordering a plant for a decorative plant pot, please ensure the nursery pot is a couple of centimeters smaller that the decorative pot.

Unpacking Your Plant

When your plant is packed, the growers will ensure the plant is packed tightly to ensure they are protected during transit. Open the outer packing and you may find that some stems, vines or leaves need to be unfurled. Don't rush, transporting plants can be a little stressful for them so slowly tease apart over the coming days. Some loss of leaves is unavoidable, however all of our plants are sent in top health so will recover and regenerate accordingly with their species.

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!

All orders are dispatched as quickly as possible and we work to dispatch orders within 1 -3 working days (Monday-Thursday). Your plants arriving in top condition is our priority, we aim to send out plants on a 24 hour service with our trusted couriers. You will recieve an order confirmation and dispatch confirmation to confirm when your parcel is on it's way. The count-down for arrival can then begin! 

Please note: We dispatch on a Monday - Thursday only to avoid unnecessary periods of time in courier warehousing over the weekend. This is to ensure that your plants reach you in the best possible condition. The only exception may be when we have been informed of additional courier services to us over a peak weekend period such as the Black Friday weekend.