Alocasia Regal Shields
Alocasia Regal Shields

Alocasia Regal Shields

Quick Facts
Common Name: Elephant's Ear
Hardiness Zone: 1-13S/W Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
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Mature Height: 4-6'
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Product Details

Product Details

Shipping

Shipping

HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

WHEN WE SHIP

We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.

OUR GUARANTEE

We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.

Reviews

Reviews

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Big green cutie

The first plant we received was pretty damaged but as soon as I contacted WFF, they immediately sent in another.

Both are thriving, even with the damage, beautifully. 10/10 would buy again and buy from WFF again.

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Totally surprised and completely amazed.

When ordering this product, I was fully expecting a tuber/bulb to plant in the clay pot. I was totally speechless and quite impressed with the rather large plant that had been shipped as well as the pot. What was even more amazing was the fact that both arrived in pristine condition and are now sitting at the edge of my pergola. It is quite a conversation piece especially since we had snow on the ground 2 weeks ago! Thank you for providing such great products.

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Easy, lush semi-tropical beauty

I ordered this from WFF in the spring 2019 and was wowed by it. Vigorous and healthy on arrival, it grew quickly in a large pot in a semi-shaded area of our patio. I second the comments in the "Dramatic deck companion" review. The leaves get huge and are lush and sturdy, w/ no pests. A great accent plant if you want a semi-tropical look. I grouped this a large pot of WFF's Australian tree fern and some pots of Dragon Wing begonias and was really pleased w/ how they all looked together.

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Dramatic deck companion

This was my first time ordering a live plant from White Flower Farm. I was really delighted to see the care they took in packaging and shipping especially such a large plant. It arrived in perfect condition. I was additionally delighted to discover that the plant was already a generous size to start the season with.

It’s now mid- July—two months since receiving my Alocasia—and it’s been thriving on my deck and giving great enjoyment. I have two maples that over the last decade have grown to shade my southern deck. It used to be quite sunny and plants like a Mandivilla and other tropical climbers would thrive there. But these past couple of years I’ve needed to re-think my potted deck garden because of significantly reduced sun. I’m glad to have found a plant that, although it does not flower, offers dramatic beauty.

Watching its new leaves emerge, unfurl, and open like sails within mere days is thrilling to say the least!

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Perfect for My New Living Room

I was skeptical about ordering plants on line but several people said White Flower is not only local to Connecticut but they have great plants and ship well.

I am more than thrilled with my new "Elephant Ear". The size is perfect and larger than I expected. I have a bright living room but no direct sunlight except for a short time in late afternoon and wanted something for the corner that seemed so empty. The plant in the photo is taller than the one I received but I wasn't expecting it to look the same. I also wasn't expecting it to be as big and lush as it actually is.

It was packed very well and only one of the smaller, new growth leaf on the bottom, was broken and dying. Otherwise the leaves are all full, lush green, very healthy plant with several new leaves already about to unfurl. It fills the spot in my living room perfectly and I hope the plant will be as happy here as I am with the plant!

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Growing guide

Growing guide
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Latin Name Pronunciation: al-oh-kay'-shah

Add drama to the summer garden with tropicals. Alocasia is a tender perennial (hardy to Z9-10) that will contribute size and an unexpected visual jolt to any mixed planting. Use it in a container or in a border, and you'll be surprised how effectively its oversize foliage changes the entire look and feel of the space. Large, arrow-shaped leaves come in a variety of green hues overlaid with splotches of black, purple, or aged copper.

Light/Watering: Grow in partial shade with average to ample water. If gradually introduced to sunny locations, they will adapt to more light. Don't let plants dry out between waterings. 

Fertilizer/Soil: Plant in a humus-rich soil that is moist but well drained, 4-6ft apart. Alocasia enjoys high humidity and higher temperatures.

Pests and Diseases: Not many problems, but Alocasia is sometimes bothered by mealy bug and scale with bacterial fungus occasionally affecting the leaves.

Companions: Plant among Coleus, Plectranthus, Begonias or other annuals and perennials for partial shade.

End of Season Care: Outside of zones 9-10, Alocasia needs to be lifted and stored for the winter. The tubers can be dug and stored in a frost-free environment until the following spring. Just cut the foliage back after the first frost, clean off the soil, and store the tuber in a wooden crate or plastic tub, covered completely with lightly moistened peat moss or sand. If you have more than one variety, label each tuber. Store at a cool temperature (40-50°F).

You can also continue to grow Alocasia as a houseplant. Bring it indoors prior to temperatures dropping below 60°F and place it in a warm room with indirect light. Cut back on watering during the winter.

Late Spring: When night temperatures are above 60°F, transfer indoor plants outside for the summer season.

 

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