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Alocasia 'Calidora' ('Calidora' elephant's ear)

Alocasia 'Calidora' Click to enlarge image 'Calidora' Photo/Illustration: Bill Johnson


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Alocasia 'Calidora' Common Name: 'Calidora' elephant's ear 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.
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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