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Alocasia Hilo Beauty

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$18.95 ea.
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Spring 2023 to
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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 3-7.

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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
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Special Features

  • Deer Resistant

Planting Sites

  • 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 8B-10 but can be stored over the winter in colder zones. Instructions

Alocasia Plant Care

Hardy in Zones 8B-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 3-8A. 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.