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Alocasia macrorrhiza 'Lutea'/Golden Elephant Ear

Alocasia macrorrhiza 'Lutea' / Alocasia macrorrhiza 'Lutea'
Striking leaves with yellow stems
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Striking leaves with yellow stems

Coarse textured leaves

Bright yellow veins

New foliage

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Scientific Name: Alocasia macrorrhiza 'Lutea'
Common Name: Golden Elephant Ear
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Large, dark green leaves with yellow petioles and stems. Makes a strong accent in a planting because of the large leaves that tend to be pointed upward. Cannot tolerate hard freezes. No serious pests on elephant ear plants, but some can multiply and spread may need to be controlled.