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Elephant Ear 'Giant Taro'

Alocasia Macrorrhiza

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Air Purifying
Medium Care
Plant Height


An absolute statement for the avid plant collectors! 

Elephant Ear is one of the largest Alocasia plants with breathtaking foliage that will add a dense tropical look to your indoor garden.

During the warmer summer months, it can produce new arrow-shaped leaves every week.

Key Benefits of Elephant Ear 'Giant Taro'

Improve your home’s air quality!

An amazing purifier and humidifier, the Alocasia Macrorrhiza absorbs carbon dioxide and impurities from the air and expels the fresh air we breathe. Because it’s a humidity lover, it works extra at transpiring increasing air moisture. Not only that, its super large leaves are great dust trappers!

Good for your lungs, your skin and your spirits! 

    Who is the Elephant Ear 'Giant Taro'?

    Also known as Borneo Giant and Giant alocasia.

    Where is it from?

    The Giant Alocasia is native to India, Sri Lanka, and the Indonesian Islands.

    Good For You!

    • Calm: This wonderful plant can bring freshness and life to your home, giving you a sense of calm.
    • Connection: As you water, prune, repot and care for this Alocasia, you build a nurturing relationship with nature which leads to looking better after yourself and others!

    Is The Elephant Ear 'Giant Taro' The Right Plant For Me?

    This plant can be a little bit challenging for new gardeners, it’s a large tropical plant so it’s native conditions need to be replicated at home.

    It will be a very rewarding challenge due to its magnificent looks, but you need to make sure you have enough space as it is a fast-growing plant that will reach great heights.

    Toxicity: The Giant Taro contains calcium oxalate, so it’s highly poisonous. It can cause swelling, irritation in the mouth and difficulty breathing. So, keep away from nibbly pets and curious children!

    How tall does it grow? It can grow up to 15 feet tall and 8 feet wide. Each leaf can reach up to 3.5 feet!

    Magnificent tropical looks to your home that will bring happiness and fresh air! Get your Giant Taro now! 

    Elephant Ear 'Giant Taro' Care Guide

    Light

    Place the Giant Taro in a spot with bright, indirect sunlight throughout the day. Be careful with full sun exposure as this could burn the plant’s leaves. Make sure it’s away from radiators and air conditioners.

    Water

    Let the top layer of soil dry in between waterings and make sure the moisture is distributed evenly. Use preferably rain or distilled water. You can use tap water that has been left out for 24hr, this minimises the concentrations of chlorine or fluorides.

    Temperature

    Like other tropical plants, this one likes warmer temperatures, 15 to 30ºC are preferred. Avoid cold draughts. You can move the plant outdoors in the summer but bring it back in when the winter starts and be careful with direct sunlight.

    Feeding

    During the growing season, feed it with a balanced half-strength liquid fertiliser to give the plant the necessary nutrients. Moisture the soil beforehand to avoid burning the roots.

    Care

    Use a clean cloth to remove accumulated dust from its leaves.

    Elephant Ear 'Giant Taro' General Information

    Origin

    The Giant Alocasia is native to India, Sri Lanka, and the Indonesian Islands.

    Size

    45-55cm

    Toxicity

    The Giant Taro contains calcium oxalate, so it’s highly poisonous. It can cause swelling, irritation in the mouth and difficulty breathing. So, keep away from nibbly pets and curious children!

    Price Match Guarantee:

    If you find the same plant at another online shop for a better price, we will match it.**Exempt are online garden centers and DIY markets and sales offers.

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    On orders over £85.

    Decorative pot sold separately.

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