• Alocasia odora
  • Alocasia odora
  • Alocasia odora

Alocasia odora

Asian Taro, Night-Scented Lily, Night-Scented Taro, Giant Upright Elephant Ears
Size: Large tubers

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Quick Overview

  • Giant Elephant Ear foliage
  • Lush exotic leaves
  • Warm aspect and indoors in winter
  • Water and feed during summer months
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Description

Alocasia odora, Giant Taro or Night-Scented Taro, is a large impressive aroid from SE Asia and Melanesia with dramatic upward-pointing foliage that is ovate and prominently ribbed on the lower abaxial surface. Larger specimens bear a mildly sweet-smelling inflorescence with a greenish spathe and a cream spadix.

Easy to grow and much more cold-tolerant than a Colocasia, it nonetheless should be brought indoors for the winter dormant period in the UK.

Water and feed lavishly in summer and keep dry in winter.

Additional Information

Order Alismatales
Family Araceae
Sub-Family Aroideae
Synonyms Alocasia commutata, Alocasia tonkinensis, Arum odoratum, Arum odorum, Caladium odoratissimum, Caladium odoratum, Caladium odorum, Colocasia odora
Geographical Origin Southeast Asia, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia. Naturalised in many parts of the world
Cultivation Full sun or partial shade, it likes warmth and humidity during the summer growing season. Water and feed liberally in summer then gradually decrease water in September and stop by October. Keep in a frost-free environment during winter
Eventual Height 1.5m
Eventual Spread 1m
Hardiness Not hardy in the UK but cold tolerant. It is best indoors and dry over the winter dormant period. The tubers can also be lifted in winter and stored dry until early March

Alocasia odora

Asian Taro, Night-Scented Lily, Night-Scented Taro, Giant Upright Elephant Ears
Size: Large tubers

Availability: Sold Out

£9.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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