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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.

Exposure: Sheltered.

Soil: Rich fertile soil moisture retentive soil.

Moisture: Very thirsty plants, keep moist through summer. Dry in winter.

Feeding: Feed regularly in summer.

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