Alocasia Regal Shields
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Alocasia Regal Shields

Alocasia Regal Shields

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Common Name: Elephant's Ear
Hardiness Zone: Annual Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
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Mature Height: 4-6'
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Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (7 Reviews) Write a Review

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Holy Moley

This beauty came today. I was outside making a whole new garden and here comes UPS. Wow !!! The name suits the plant. Regal. I was going to get metal head but it sold out before I could get the order in. This one will look better though in the place I am putting it. So I am happy I got this one instead. And the way White Flower Farm packaged this was totally amazing. Not one broken stem. And it's HUGE. Love love love it. Thank You White Flower Farm - you made my day. You'll be my friend for life. 10 stars.

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Perfect addition to my deck

Wow, exceeded my expectations, this is a large thriving plant that arrived well packaged. Going to look great on the deck this summer.

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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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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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