'Calidora' elephant's ear

Alocasia 'Calidora'

'Calidora'
Photo/Illustration: 
Bill Johnson
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'Calidora' elephant's ear (Alocasia 'Calidora')
Genus:  Alocasia
‘Calidora’ produces big ribbed foliage that looks like it could have fanned Cleopatra once upon a time. Its upright, arrow-shaped leaves sit on larger-than-life petioles, and can grow up to 6 feet long and 3 feet wide. In full sun, you can expect a V-shaped clump, 2 feet wide at its base and 6 feet wide on top. ‘Calidora’ looks great in a pot or looming over a flower bed.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Intensely-ribbed leaves
Care:  Likes moist but well-drained soil of moderate fertility in partial shade. Indoors, grow in filtered light. Provide high humidity, ample water, and fertilizer every 2 to 3 weeks during the growing season. Cut back on water in the winter.
Problems:  Mealybugs and scale insects can affect garden plants, while fungal and bacterial leaf diseases are common under glass.

Overview

Height
7 ft.
Spread
7 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium to Wet
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Foliage Color
Green
Type
Tropicals

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