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Alocasia 'Portodora'
JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Alocasia 'Portodora'

Portodora Upright Elephant Ear

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Item #: 3654

Zones: 7b to 10b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 96" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.9 L) ?

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(syn: Alocasia x portora 'Portodora') This superb alocasia hybrid was selected by Ron Weeks from seedlings of an Alocasia x portora cross (Alocasia odora x Alocasia portei), made by LariAnn Garner of Aroidia Research. Alocasia 'Portodora' makes a stunning upright clump that is essentially an improved Alocasia macrorrhizos. Each giant, green, heavily-scalloped leaf is held sturdily upright atop a thick, muscular, green stalk. Alocasia 'Portodora' elephant ear is truly an architectural specimen plant for any garden. As with all elephant ears, a moist, rich, organic soil is best. A good, thick winter mulch helps prevent rot caused by cold, damp soils.

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