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Family: ARACEAE 

 Alocasia macrorrhizo / macrorrhiza
 

 

Photo from Fujian Minnan Flower & Plant Co., Ltd.

  
Author:  Heinrich Wilhelm Schott 1832
Family:  Araceae
Habitat:  Sri Lanka, India and Malaysia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Minimum to Medium
Thickness:  20 centimetres
Height:  2 meters
Flower:  White or Crème
Reproduction:  Seeds/Offsets/Rhizomes/Cuttings
Pop names:  Wild Taro, Giant Taro, Giant Elephant Ear, Upright Elephant Ear
Synonyms:  Alocasia macrorhiza (IPNI). Arum macrorrhizum Linnaeus 1753. Arum macrorrhizon Linnaeus 1753. Alocasia macrorrhizos Schott 1832 / G. Don 1839. Alocasia macrorrhizos, L. A. S. Johnson and Dan H. Nicolson 1986.
This member of the Araceae family was given this name by Heinrich Wilhelm Schott in 1832. It is found in Sri Lanka, India and Malaysia, growing in a rich but well drained soil with lots of water and fertilizer. It doesn't need much sun, but can stand some. The rhizomes will get 20 centimetres in diameter, the stem will reach for up to two meters. The flowers are white to crème, and the plants can be reproduced both by seeds, offsets, cuttings of the rhizomes and stems.