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Alocasia "Green Shield" Elephant ear plant

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Plants for sale are Alocasia "Green Shield" 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. One of the most attractive species of Alocasia. Introduced from the Philippines, leaves are ovate, elliptic and almost totally peltate. Upper leaf surface is bright lime-green with dramatically contrasting dark zones around the primary veins. The lower leaf surface is paler green. Leaves reach 26-28” by 18-20” and have a softer texture. The petioles and peduncles are lime green , the tube of the spathe is white with a tint of pale lime and the blade of the spathe is white. The lower portion of the spadix is cream to white and the upper sterile appendage is yellow. We recommend using only *Bio Spectrum organic fertilizer located in our store. We recommend joining the floridahillnursery forum Its free, fun and informative..

 

For detailed growing instructions please visit:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy0cFAsibqA
 
For indoor growing instructions please visit:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XD0kBZxfCs
 
 How to grow Alocasia,
 
 
 Alocasia 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. Strong growth will Soil Ph should be around 5.6-7.0 light conditions, When making a site selection keep your plant in an area that has bright indirect light, but not direct sunlight. Plants will produce large fragrant flowers. Alocasia plant care, If using drip irrigation allow soil to dry slightly between waterings. Do not over water any members of the alocasia family. Alocasia fertilizer, 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. Alocasia 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 benerally grown from side shoots vs seeds. There are hundreds of varieties of Alocasia. Florida Hill Nursery is your internet source for buying rare plants and fruit trees. Our online Plant selection ensures the best selection of internet plants available. Ceck out our wide selection of other tropical plants, subtropical plants and norther temperate climate plants. Buy 1 plant or tree and recieve free shipping on the next three plants or trees using *best way shipping. Our online selection of rainforest tropicals and fruit trees can add a piece of the tropics to your back yard, greenhouse, patio or garden.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 08 February, 2011.