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Persian Palm Alocasia x 'Calidora'

Previously known as:

  • Alocasia calidora
Phonetic Spelling
a-loh-KAH-see-uh
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

'Calidora' upright elephant ear is a cultivar with very large, attractive, tropical-looking leaves.  The plant will grow 5-9 feet tall in a vase shape with arrow-shaped ribbed leaves that can become 6 feet long and 3 feet wide.

It can grow in full sun to nearly full shade and needs fertile, well-drained, continuously moist soils. In NC it will need to overwinter indoors if you have the space or in a greenhouse. Cut back on water in the winter.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#poisonous#partial shade#heat tolerant#houseplant#container plant#shade tolerant#showy leaves#large leaves#spadix#humidity tolerant#HS302#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses#tropical feel
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#poisonous#partial shade#heat tolerant#houseplant#container plant#shade tolerant#showy leaves#large leaves#spadix#humidity tolerant#HS302#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses#tropical feel
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Alocasia
    Family:
    Araceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Dimensions:
    Height: 5 ft. 0 in. - 9 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Houseplant
    Perennial
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Vase
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    High
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Wet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10b, 10a, 11b, 11a, 12b, 12a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spadix
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Huge glossy green arrow-shaped and ribbed leaves up to 6 feet long and 3 feet wide.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Heat
    Humidity
    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