Alocasia 'Calidora', Elephant Ear (Alocasia Calidora)

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Growing Zone: 9-11
Growing Zone: 9-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Alocasia Calidora, Elephant Ear
Mature Height 5-6 feet
Mature Width 3-4 feet
Spacing 3-4 feet apart
Sunlight Partial Sun/Shade
Temperature Tolerance 60-80°F
Watering Needs Moderate (Once a week)
Growth Rate 10 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors Yes
Flowering Time Spring to Early Summer
Origin Native toSouth America

Elevate your indoor jungle with the grandeur of Alocasia 'Calidora'. This stunning variety, also known as Elephant Ear (Alocasia calidora), commands attention with its enormous, heart-shaped leaves reminiscent of elephant ears. Whether you're a seasoned plant enthusiast or a novice, the Alocasia 'Calidora' is a captivating addition that brings a touch of tropical splendor to any space.

How to Grow

Cultivating the Alocasia 'Calidora' is a rewarding endeavor that suits various levels of gardening expertise. Provide bright, indirect light for optimal growth, avoiding intense, direct sunlight that can scorch the leaves. Maintain consistent humidity levels through misting or placing a humidity tray nearby. Allow the top inch of the soil to dry before watering, and ensure proper drainage to prevent root rot.

Care Tips

Nurturing your Alocasia 'Calidora' is a fulfilling task. During the growing season (spring and summer), feed your plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer to support its vigorous growth. Regularly clean the large leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust, promoting proper photosynthesis. Keep a watchful eye for any signs of yellowing or browning leaves, which could indicate overwatering or inadequate light.

Uses

Alocasia 'Calidora' is both a striking ornamental focal point and a conversation starter. Use it as a dramatic centerpiece in your living room or office to infuse a tropical ambiance into your surroundings. Its impressive size and distinctive foliage also make it an eye-catching addition to large indoor spaces, adding an element of lush greenery that commands attention.

Planting Tips

When potting or repotting your Alocasia 'Calidora', select a well-draining potting mix to prevent waterlogging. Choose a container that allows ample room for the plant's growth, as this variety can reach considerable heights. Ensure the pot has drainage holes to prevent excess moisture buildup. Position the plant so it's at the same depth as it was in the previous container, and water thoroughly after repotting.

Maintenance

Maintaining the majestic allure of Alocasia 'Calidora' requires attention to a few key aspects. Regularly inspect the undersides of leaves for common pests like spider mites and scale insects. If detected, promptly treat the plant with insecticidal soap to prevent infestations. Maintain a consistent watering schedule, adjusting it slightly during the dormant winter months when growth slows down.

Pests and Diseases

Alocasia 'Calidora' is generally robust against pests and diseases. However, watch for potential issues such as spider mites, aphids, and bacterial or fungal leaf infections. Ensure adequate air circulation around the plant and avoid overhead watering to minimize the risk of diseases. Keeping a vigilant eye on your plant's health will ensure its continued splendor.

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