'Portodora' elephant's ear

Alocasia 'Portodora'

Alocasia 'Portodora'
Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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'Portodora' elephant's ear (Alocasia 'Portodora')
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Genus:  Alocasia
‘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.
Propagation:  Plant ‘Portodora’ tubers when soil is consistently around 70°F. Separate offsets in spring or summer.
Problems:  If the tubers are kept too wet during winter storage, they may rot. Keep the tubers and peat moss slightly damp, never wet.

Overview

Height
Up to 6 feet tall
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium to Wet
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Foliage Color
Green
Uses
Container
Style
Foliage
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Tropicals

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