Alocasia Plant “Calidora” Elephant Ear
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Plants for sale are Alocasia “Calidora” plants Each plant I offer is Hybridized and grown from tissue cultures to be a disease free exact replica of the mother plant. Plants for sale are between 5-16″ tall. Calidora is a wonderful, giant upright, ..
Plants for sale are Alocasia “Calidora” plants Each plant I offer is Hybridized and grown from tissue cultures to be a disease free exact replica of the mother plant. Plants for sale are between 5-16″ tall. Calidora is a wonderful, giant upright, dark ‘elephant ear’ that compliments and creates the perfect backdrop for other plants. mature plant height reaches 4′-8′. Huge elephant-ear type leaves which normally point to the heavens add lots of focal impact in the tropical garden and summer patio containers. We reccomend using only Bio Spectrum organic fertilizer. to the continental United States only. We recommend joining the floridahillnursery forum Its free, fun and informative..
How to grow Alocasia Calidora
Outdoor growing instructions
Indoor Growing Instructions
For specific growing instructions please visit http://alocasiaplants.com/how-to-grow-alocasia-plants.html
Soil requirements and planting instructions
Mix together the following:
- 50 percent potting soil;
- 20 percent peat moss;
- 20 percent orchid bark with charcoal;
- 10 percent shredded sphagnum moss and a handful of perlite.
Place this mixture in a pots, beds or garden and plant your alocasia.
Proper site preparation ensures years of growth and once established they will not require weed control. Soil Ph should be around 5.6-7.0
If using drip irrigation allow soil to dry slightly between watering. Do not over water any members of the alocasia family.
When making a site selection keep your plant in an area that has bright indirect light, but not direct sunlight.
Feed this heavy feeder every three weeks during the warmer months with a one half-strength fertilizer with a balanced N-P-K ratio or 20-20-20.
Pests and Disease
Pests or diseases are few and far between. When planting to avoid crown rot, stem rot and other fungal diseases keep your alocasia fairly dry.
Alocasia are also referred to as Giant taro, Ape plant, Elephant Ear, Ape flower, Elephant’s Ear Plant, Night-scented Lily, New Guinea Shield, and Taro. Colocasia are generally grown from side shoots vs seeds. There are hundreds of varieties of Alocasia. Plants will produce large fragrant flowers.
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