Alocasia Stingray

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Whether this reminds you of sealife aquarium, corvette sports cars, vintage TV puppet shows, or the late lamented Steve Irwin, we reckon you'll go crazy over this rare and unusual tropical indoor plant. Each big broad leaf tapers to a point like the tail of a stingray, creating a really dramatic silhouette.


This is a very fancy form of giant taro. The Yugarabul word for giant taro, bundal, gives its name to the Brisbane suburb Boondall.

image: Dan Jones cropped to size.

Alocasia macrorrhizos 'Stingray' - elephant's ear, cunjevoi, giant taro

APPEARANCE : Tropical rainforest foliage plant from southern Asia,. Very large green upright leaves, with prominent speckled stems, taper to a long point like the tail of a stingray.
USE FOR: Indoor feature plant - show it off in your best pot. Or plant into your tropical garden where it can grow to full potential.
PLANTING: Really good rich moist free-draining loam. At least half a day of good light, but not direct sun. It may occasionally drip harmless sap so place it on tile or other surface you can clean.
CARE: Ideally, recreate a tropical rainforest - steamy and hot and not too sunny. Water little and often so the compost is moist but not soggy. Mist it regularly if your climate is not naturally humid. Turn the plant every month or so if you are growing it indoors so it stays symmetrical. Keep it warm and sheltered.
HEIGHT & WIDTH:  1 m H x 1 m W
YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.
You can see an example in the image gallery.
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