One of my all time favourite plants, they don’t come looking more tropical than these fellas! With classic elephant-ear good looks, Calidora have some of the largest leaves in the game, currently measuring over 40cm on these plants. Those leaves are extremely delicate and prone to damage, so be sure to situate this guy away from passing traffic.
Care-wise, Alocasia hate to dry out. You don’t want them to sit in saturated soil, but be sure to water thoroughly to reach all their roots as soon as the top of the soil is dry. These prefer a very bright spot outside of direct sun, and whilst they aren’t overly fussy with humidity, they do benefit from a more humid environment. Fertilise heavily Spring through Autumn to continue its insane growth.
Difficulty: Moderate – 3/5
Pot size: 19cm
Height (inc. pot): 70cm
Toxicity: Highly toxic to pets when ingested