Native to the tropical rainforests of Southern Asia, Alocasias are fantastic foliage plants grown for their glossy heart-shaped leaves and often referred to as ‘Elephant’s Ears’. Alocasia ‘Portadora’ is truly a spectacular upright elephant ear. It features large, stunning foliage with broad, wavy, scalloped leaves that will grow to over a meter in height.
Pot size: 15 cm (diameter)
Plant size: 60-70 cm (without the pot)
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To keep it healthy, keep its soil consistently moist (but not soggy), give it as much light as you can and try not to let it get too cold. If it gets a bit cold in winter, it may lose some leaves. Don’t worry. This is just its way of preserving energy. It will grow back with new vigour in spring.
Bright to semi-shade
Water if the top part of the soil feels dry
She likes a lot of moisture in the air. The bathroom is a great home, or mist her leaves every few days