Upright Elephant Ears.
The Alocasia 'Portodora' is a very impressive and imposing Alocasia. Gigantic lush green leaves are heavily scalloped and stand upright on strong purple colored stems. Growing in large clumps it can reach between 6-8ft tall. Fast growing this spectacular foliage provides a wonderful tropical effect in any garden. Great for growing in containers and placing into a border through summer to give it a tropical look and then moving indoors through winter. Alternatively their spectacular foliage makes them a striking houseplant.
Latin Name: Alocasia Lauterbachiana.
Common Name: Elephant ears. Upright Elephant Ear.
Origin: Southeast Asia.
Hardiness: Protect from frost.
Growth Characteristics: Very stylish and impressive perennial. Long upright spear shaped leaves with visible ridges and wavy edges. Glossy green on top whilst burgundy/maroon underneath. Exotic looking leaves.
Sunlight: Full sun/partial shade.
Soil: Rich fertile soil moisture retentive soil.
Moisture: Very thirsty plants, keep moist through summer. Dry in winter.
Feeding: Feed regularly in summer.