Alocasia Hilo Beauty

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Rapid Dramatic Impact
Large arrowhead-shaped green foliage is randomly splashed with chartreuse yellow giving a camouflage effect. Leaves about 1’ long and 10” wide rise on dark blue-black stems. Alocasia Hilo Beauty will thrive in humid conditions. *NOTE: Bulbs will need to be lifted in fall in zones 3-8.

Code BALHB

Patent

Plant Type Bulbs

Species

Height Tall 36"

Spacing Plant 2-4' apart

Bloom Time Not Applicable

Sun / Shade Mostly Sunny to Mostly Shady

Zones 3-10

Soil Type Normal, Acidic

Water Needs High

Sold In Bags of 1

Special Features

  • Deer Resistant
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • OK in Containers

Alocasia General Information

Showy plants provide a bold, tropical look with arrowhead-shaped leaves. Great used for a dense screening or attractive in patio containers. Popular for their rapid growth, they create a dramatic impact to any landscape within just one season. Alocasia’s natural habitat is on the forest floor beneath the tree canopy. All our accent annuals are guaranteed to reach you in good condition and to grow, but we can't guarantee annuals to overwinter. Will be an annual except in zones 9-10 but can be stored over the winter in colder zones. Instructions

Alocasia Plant Care

Hardy in Zones 9-10. Alocasia need bright, but indirect light. Direct sun will cause the leaves to burn, so avoid placing it where it will be exposed to direct sun for a prolonged period. They prefer rich, well-draining soil. Bulbs can be planted indoors approximately eight weeks prior to the last frost. If growing in pots; use a fast-growing, potting soil and plant bulb about 3 to 5” deep. Harden off the plants for about a week prior to placing outdoors. If planting directly outdoors, plant 3 to 5” deep once the threat of frost and/or freezing temperature have subsided. If desired, apply a slow-release fertilizer like Osmocote® to the soil according to the product’s instructions. Lift tubers in the fall in zones 3-8. Cut foliage back in fall after the first frost to about 2” inches and carefully dig up the bulb. Allow to dry out for approximately 2 days and then store in peat moss or shavings in a cool, dark area.

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% guarantee for all our accent annuals and bulbs to reach you in good condition and come up. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We ship accent annuals and bulbs based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring-Planted Accent Annuals

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall-Planted Bulbs

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October

Holiday Bulbs

  • Early November through mid December