Alocasia “Portora” Elephant Ear Plant

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Plants for sale are Alocasia “Portora” 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.The giant green leaves are held upright by..

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Plants for sale are Alocasia “Portora” 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. The giant green leaves of Alocasia Portora are held upright by strong purple stalks. This is truly an architectural specimen plant for any garden. ‘Portora’ needs to have rich moist organic soil for optimal growth. A thick layer of winter mulch helps to prevent rot in cold wet soils. We recommend using only Bio Spectrum organic Fertilizer located in our store.

How to grow Alocasia Alocasia Portora

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Outdoor growing instructions

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Written 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. Additionally, Soil Ph should be around 5.6-7.0

Plant Care

Do not over water any members of the alocasia family, for example, if using drip irrigation allow soil to dry slightly between watering.

Light Conditions

When making a site selection keep your plant in an area that has bright indirect light, but not direct sunlight.

Fertilizer

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

Although Pests or diseases are few and far between, when planting to avoid crown rot, stem rot and other fungal diseases it is important to keep your alocasia fairly dry.
There are hundreds of varieties of Alocasia.  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.
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