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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
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.