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Alocasia ‘Portodora’

elephant ear

It belongs to a genus of many species, originating from tropical forests. A. ‘portodora’ is a cultivar that resulted from the crossing between two other alocasias. Because of the shape of its leaves, the plant is also known as elephant ear. It has arrow-shaped leaves, with wavy, bright and green edges all year round. In winter the alocasias tend to enter a dormancy period, but return to produce leaves as soon as spring arrives!

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Too much indirect light. Tolerates well a few hours of weaker sun.


We suggest watering frequently in summer and moderately in winter. In summer: Do not let the soil dry. Water with little water, but always. In winter: Watering will be less frequent, as the earth will take longer to dry. So there is no risk of root rot at this time, let the earth dry at least 1/2 before watering


Use a clean, damp sponge or cloth to gently clean the leaves It is normal for the lower leaves to turn yellow and fall. The plant displaces nutrients from these leaves to new leaves in formation.


Diameter of Pot

Ø19, Ø20


Ideally between 18 and 22°C. Alocasia originates from the rainforest, so you like hot, humid environments.

Pets & Children


Air purifiers

Fertilize with universal compost, fertilizer for green plants or organic fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer) and reduce the frequency during winter. Follow the label indications.

Pets & Children

TOXIC. Ingestion is harmful and irritating to the skin and eyes, in contact with the sap.


50cm – 100 cm

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