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Alocasia "Borneo Giant"


Alocasia "Borneo Giant" (Alocasia "Borneo Giant")

This appox. 9ft/2.7m tall Giant Elephant's Ears was growing happily at Disneyland. Photo taken Sept. 18, 2011.



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I can't wait for mine to be that big.

23 Sep, 2011

 

Neither can i only i'll be about 90 if it ever does LOL

24 Sep, 2011

 

lol....How many years does it take to become this size???

24 Sep, 2011

 

Alexandramou:

They grow very, very quickly to this size. Usually, less than two years. I have an Alocasia portadora which grew to 6ft/2m in less than a year. It's hasn't grow much for some reason the last two summer. I'll post a photo very soon. The leaves were a little burned from the horrible heat wave a couple of weeks ago.

Here's photo from a couple of years ago.

http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/115636-alocasia-portodora-elephant-s-ears/member/Delonix1

24 Sep, 2011

 

WOW, that is a lovely plant. It looks lovely with the fern next to it!!!

30 Sep, 2011

 

Thanks! :>)

LOL! Alexandramou, those are Crinum asiaticum (not ferns)...this is the purple-leaf variety of Queen Emma Lily. You can see some of the flowers in the middle bottom of the photo.

It's a very common tropical lily which grow in parts of California and is very widely grown in Hawai'i.

1 Oct, 2011

 

A.portora likes sun..all the big ones up here aren't getting much shade. Mine gets shade...and has been slow too. Dec 2013's cold melted a couple of leaves.

19 Sep, 2014

 

I had gorgeous Alocasia species which would grow very fast, large and beautiful. Here in San Diego I can't get them to grow well more than a few years. The bugs eat the trunks up very quickly.

24 Sep, 2014



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