Alocasia gagaena - California - Elephant Ear
Our plants ship in 3-inch-deep pots when they are 2.5 to 6 inches tall so they can grow to maturity under your green thumb.
The California is a prolific elephant ear that grows in a clump. It can stand temperatures down to 41 degrees Fahrenheit. If it gets colder in your area, bring your California inside. Thanks to its small size, the Alocasia gagaena is a great addition to your home or patio. If your plant doesn't look just like the picture, give it a little time to grow up. Elephant Ears' attributes become more defined when they mature.
Mature height: 2-3 feet. Light: Filtered sunlight. Soil: Well-drained. Keep moist but not soggy. Zones: 7b-11.
GOOD TO KNOW
Damaged leaves? Don’t fret. The leaves will quickly re-grow from the tubers. And you won’t even have to wait for the plant to mature. Even starter-size plants will produce new leaves.
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