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Alocasia cucullata/Chinese Taro

Alocasia cucullata / Alocasia cucullata
Large, coarse-textured, variegated leaf with "mouse" like tail
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Large, coarse-textured, variegated leaf with "mouse" like tail

Variegated foliage

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Scientific Name: Alocasia cucullata
Common Name: Chinese Taro
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Variegated Plants
Comments: Large, coarse textured leaves with white variegation make this tropical a striking selection for moist areas in the landscape. Plants seem to grow larger leaves if bulbs are dug, cleaned and replanted periodically. Tops die at the first freeze but growth returns in spring. A heavy mulch will help bulbs overwinter in places where hardier freezes occur.