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(Elephant Ear, Freydyk Variegated Taro, Taro)

Exquisite, mask-like, variegated leaves are the highlight of Alocasia micholitziana 'Variegated Freydyk'. Originating from the warm, moist regions of Asia, it is a favorite of tropical gardeners.

Its large arrow-shaped leaves emerge from thick rhizomes. The dark green leaves are spectacularly mottled with yellow, green and creamy white. They are waxy, velvety with wavy edges and white veins.

Anthurium-like flowers appear when growing conditions are favorable. They consist of...

Image of Alocasia odora photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Asian Taro, Giant Alocasia, Giant Upright Elephant Ear, Hardy Elephant Ear)

Massive, arrow-shaped leaves make the giant alocasia a must-have for a tropical rainforest garden. A native of India, southern China, and northern Myanmar, the large rhizome gives rise to huge herbaceous and fleshy stems and leaves growing grows into a non-invasive clump with time. It also loves moisture, heat and humidity. Perhaps no other taro, even Alocasia macrorrhizos, is larger than this species. It will die back to the rhizome after a frost, and will return in late spring provided the winter...

Image of Alocasia plumbea photo by: Grandiflora

Grandiflora

(Metallic Taro, Silver Leaf Elephant Ear)

Metallic taro is a tropical perennial native to Indonesia with large, brilliantly shiny dark green leaves borne on red-purple upward-reaching stems (petioles). In time these petioles deepen to almost red-black. Leaf undersides are a satiny beige in color and leaf edges are wavy.

Metallic taro prefers moderate shade or bright diffused light and protection from scorching sun rays. It requires moist organic-rich soil, with enough drainage to allow fresh water to pass through. Use indoors as...

(Black Metallic Taro, Metallic Taro, Silver Leaf Elephant Ear)

Black metallic taro is a tropical perennial native to Indonesia. The large leaves have a lustrous sheen that, to the eye, changes in color from dark green or black to a deep purple. The undersides are silver-purple with darker veins and the leaves' edges are wavy.

Black metallic taro prefers moderate shade and protection from scorching sun rays. It requires moist organic-rich soil, with enough drainage to allow fresh water to pass through. High humidity keeps the leaves from browning or scalding...

(Metallic Taro, Silver Leaf Elephant Ear, Variegated Silver Leaf Elephant Ear)

Metallic taro is a tropical perennial native to Indonesia with large, brilliantly shiny dark green leaves borne on red-purple upward-reaching stems (petioles). In time these petioles deepen to almost red-black. Leaf undersides are a satiny beige in color and leaf edges are wavy.

Metallic taro prefers moderate shade or bright diffused light and protection from scorching sun rays. It requires moist organic-rich soil, with enough drainage to allow fresh water to pass through. Use indoors as...

(Malaysian Elephant Ear)

Beautiful leaves are the shining glory of Alocasia princeps. This taro is a tropical elephant ear native to the forested regions of Malaysia. This tall, evergreen perennial is grown for its large, beautiful dark green leaves with purple undersides. Each arrow-shaped, or sagittate, leaf has two basal lobes that extend beyond the point where the stem attaches at the leaf's edge. Throughout the year, it produces anthurium-like flowers with a finger-like floral column (spadix) surrounded by...

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Carol Cloud Bailey

(Malaysian Elephant Ear)

Beautiful purple leaves with purple stems are the shining glory of Alocasia princeps ‘Purple Cloak.’ This taro is a tropical elephant ear native to the forested regions of Malaysia. This tall, evergreen perennial is grown for its large, arrow-shaped, or sagittate, leaves. Each has two basal lobes that extend beyond the point where the stem attaches at the leaf's edge. Throughout the year, it produces anthurium-like flowers with a finger-like floral column (spadix) surrounded by a pale green...

Image of Alocasia reginula photo by: Forest & Kim Starr

Forest & Kim Starr

(Elephant Ear)

Borne along a short stout creamy white stem, the broad oval stiff-textured leaves are velvety dark green with sunken, silver veins and purple undersides. They have two prominent rounded lobes at their base. The ivory white leaf stalks attach to the interior rather than the edge of the leaf blades. Small anthurium-like blooms on short stalks appear sporadically in the leaf axils. They consist of a finger-like floral column (spadix) surrounded by a white petal-like leaf (spathe). This plant is self-sterile,...

Image of Alocasia sanderiana photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Kris Plant)

Kris plant is a lovely tropical perennial native to the Phillipines. Its unusually glossy and deeply lobed, slender, v-shaped leaves have dramatically waved edges. The leaves are accentuated by its broad silver green midrib and thin outline. During the growing season creamy white spathe flowers do appear but are generally overshadowed by foliage.

Kris plant prefers full to moderate shade and protection from scorching sun rays. It requires moist organic-rich soil, with enough drainage to allow...

Image of Alocasia x amazonica photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(African Mask, Amazon Taro, Elephant Ear)

What an amazing Amazon beauty! The arrowhead-shaped leaves of Amazon taro are deepest metallic green with skeletal whitish leaf veins and wavy or incised margins. This vigorous tropical hybrid elephant ear is a cross between Alocasia watsonia and A. sanderiana. During the growing season, greenish white spathe and spadex flowers appear but are generally overshadowed by foliage.

Amazon taro prefers full to moderate shade and protection from scorching sun rays. It requires moist,...