Looks like a smaller sized relative of Alocasia macrorrhiza, but leaf margins are by far more undulate (wavy). The whole plant will hardly grow above 1-1,5 m in height, while macrorrhiza can easily grow more than 3 m. This smaller species is native to the Kachin Hills in the North of Myanmar.
This plant produces huge leaves that can attain 1,5 in a short time. It is a must for tropical-looking gardens but it can take quite a few degrees of frost. It grows well in the coastal mediterranean, with wind protection and abundat water. The stem has some itchy sap but it is edible if cooked for a long time.
"Hardy Elephant Ear" is a species of Alocasia that can take cold much better than others. It is native to high elevations in New Guinea. Leaf blades reach only 30-40 cm but they are purple-coppery beneath. It is fast growing, it does not require hot conditions and will sprout back after mild frost.
Cold-hardy hybrid of unrivalled beauty. It is a man-made cross of Alocasia odora x Alocasia portei, developed in Florida. It bears magnificent huge leaves, and will survive to frost, to about -10 C. Leaves can reach 1.5 m in length and trunks can grow up to 2 m tall, giving a palm-like appearance.
Extremely ornamental birdnest anthurium with nice dark purple inflorescences, followed by thick "tails" of glossy red fruits. It does well in pots or as an epiphytes, attaining 50-120 cm in height. It is mid-sized and goes well as an indoor plant.
Taro is the edible corm of a spectacular plant that can be grown in damp soil or in the water. It has huge exotic foliage. This variety named Ñame Blanco is traditionally grown in the Canary Islands.
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