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Alocasia 'Portora' - Elephant's Ears

Alocasia 'Portora'  -  Elephant's Ears (Alocasia 'Portora'  -  Elephant's Ears)

This is a nice Elephant's ears specimen at Quail Botanical Gardens. I have one also...however, it's not doing so well.
Photo taken Sept. 4, 2012.

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Is the larger "trunk" behind the same plant?

26 Sep, 2012


Yes, it is. This plant can develop a trunk to 8ft tall.

27 Sep, 2012


Wow! Mostly seen as "ground cover" over here!

27 Sep, 2012


I think you're thinking of Colocasia, which doesn't develop a trunk. Alocasia is typically more tropical than Colocasia.

27 Sep, 2012


You're so correct!

27 Sep, 2012


I should say: some species of Colocasia do develop a small "trunk" in time. However, I don't think any species of Colocasia would be hardy enough to be evergreen and grow all year in the UK.

27 Sep, 2012


They basically turn to mush truth be told!

27 Sep, 2012


I kind of figured. That would happen in the San Francisco Bay Area when I would sometimes get frost (even though a very light frost).

27 Sep, 2012

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