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‘Portodora’ elephant’s ear

Alocasia 'Portodora'

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Alocasia 'Portodora'

‘Portodora’ produces big, ribbed, upward-pointing leaves that look like lettuce-edged fans. This plant adds instant drama.

Care‘Portodora’ prefers full sun and rich, moist soil. It fares well by water features and in containers with plants of similar needs. Gardeners in cool hardiness zones may overwinter plant’s tubers indoors covered by peat moss during winter, after the leaves have been desiccated by frost.

PropagationPlant ‘Portodora’ tubers when soil is consistently around 70°F. Separate offsets in spring or summer.

ProblemsIf the tubers are kept too wet during winter storage, they may rot. Keep the tubers and peat moss slightly damp, never wet.

  • Genus : Alocasia
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 11, 8, 9
  • Uses : Containers
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Foliage Color : Green
  • Moisture : Medium to Wet
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
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