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Elephant's-Ear Alocasia

Other plants called Elephant's-Ear:

Phonetic Spelling
ah-loh-KAH-see-ah
This plant has high severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Alocasia spp. are herbaceous perennials.

 

Found in: Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape, as cultivated summer ornamental

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#tropical#poisonous#houseplant#summer#perennial#interiorscape#variegated foliage#variegated leaves#spadix#spathe
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#tropical#poisonous#houseplant#summer#perennial#interiorscape#variegated foliage#variegated leaves#spadix#spathe
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Alocasia
    Family:
    Araceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Tropical
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Poisonous
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are seldom seen. However, they are small, clustered on a spadix and surrounded by a modified leaf (the spathe).
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Variegated
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are simple, long-stalked, large, heart-shaped, prominently veined and sometimes variegated.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Houseplants
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    High
    Poison Symptoms:
    HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN! SKIN IRRITATION SEVERE! All parts are poisonous. Poisonous by ingestion, dermatitis, and eye injury. Symptoms may include painful irritation of lips, mouth, tongue, and throat after chewing; difficulty of speaking; nausea and diarrhea, delirium, and death.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Needle-like, calcium oxalate crystals; possible proteins
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Seeds
    Stems