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Elephant Ear Alocasia sarawakensis 'Yucatan Princess'

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Phonetic Spelling
ah-loh-KAH-see-ah sah-rah-wahk-EN-sis
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
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Description

'Yucatan Princess' is a large leaf perennial plant in the arum family grown for its foliage. This particular elephant ear grows 4-8 feet tall and holds its glossy leaves high on strong chocolate brown stems. The leaves unfurl to puckered glossy gray-green leaves with maroon undersides. It is cold hardy to zone 9.

In NC use this plant in a container and bring inside in the winter. It will grow in average moist well-drained soils in sun to partial shade. Do not over-water. Fertilize periodically throughout the growing season.

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Tags:
#poisonous#specimen#container plant#large leaves#mass planting#spadix#glossy leaves#border front#border middle#urban conditions tolerant#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses#tropical feel
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#poisonous#specimen#container plant#large leaves#mass planting#spadix#glossy leaves#border front#border middle#urban conditions tolerant#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses#tropical feel
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Alocasia
    Species:
    sarawakensis
    Family:
    Araceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    6-feet-12 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    9b, 9a, 10b, 10a, 11b, 11a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spadix
    Flower Description:
    Rarely blooms
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Large glossy leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Design Feature:
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Urban Conditions
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Oral irritation, pain and swelling of mouth, tongue and lips, excessive drooling, vomiting (not horses), difficulty swallowing
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Insoluble calcium oxalates
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Leaves