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Elephant's Ear (Portodora) Alocasia Portodora
Pot type (sold separately) Nursery Pot — Free
Alocasia Portodora

Elephant's Ear (Portodora)

£26

I'm a statement plant with big, ribbed, upward-pointing leaves that look like lettuce-edged fans.

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To see me at my best

Give me a dose of morning or evening sunshine and keep my soil moist at all times.

Size guide

Width Height Diameter
Large: 80cm 50 80 21

The table gives a guide to the size of this product and how it will fit into your space - please allow +/-10% variance for plants. Height measurements are from the bottom of the plastic nursery pot.

How to look after me

  • Light

    Light

    I like morning or evening sunshine, but keep me out of the midday sun which can scorch my leaves.

  • Water

    Water

    Water me liberally during summer months, as my soil will dry out quickly. Water me less frequently in the cooler winter months, but ensure my soil is kept moist at all times.

  • Food

    Food

    Feed me once a month in spring and summer.

  • Climate

    Climate

    Mist me regularly to keep my foliage fresh.

Things to look out for

  • Look Out

    Brown, crispy leaves

    Potentially hard water is causing problems or humidity is too low.
  • Look Out

    Plant dying back

    In winter your plant will go into dormancy; if it is not winter though and your plant is dying back check location, light and watering.
  • Look Out

    Wilting plant

    Check compost and aim for moist not wet soil, make sure there is no root rot.

Health impacts

  • Toxic

    Toxicity

    All parts are poisonous - keep away from pets and children.
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