Alocasia Macrorrhiza - Giant Taro

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Flaunting broad leaves with a true tropical appeal, the Alocasia Giant Taro epitomizes what many seek out when creating that jungle aesthetic. Whilst modest in size now, with time and adequate sunlight, Giant Taros can produce leaves that span over 3 feet in diameter. A true statement plant.

Hailing from southeast Asia and Australia predominantly, these plants are now exceptionally common on the Polynesian Islands due to their historic cultivation as a food source. Their corms, or stems, can be peeled and boiled as a rich source of carbohydrates and vitamins.

 

Delivery: Dublin Only

Care

Light: 

This plant prefers a bright space, but avoid intense direct sunlight as this can scorch the leaves. They are capable of surviving in moderate light also.

Watering: 

Water on a regular basis during the growing season, allowing the top few inches of soil to dry out between waterings.

Tips:  

Alocasias enjoy occasional fertilizing during the growing season to enable them to produce their large leaves. Occasional dusting of said leaves will also aid this plant to best use the sunlight available to it.

Toxicity  

Keep away from nibbling kids or pets as Alocasia are toxic if ingested.

Sizing

Your Alocasia Giant currently lives in a (17cm diameter, 14cm height) nursery pot. 

They're 70cm in height (Pot base to leaf tip). 

They can reach a height of 2-3 meters with the right care and attention.