ONCE A MONTH WE WILL HIGHLIGHT A PLANT THAT IS BOTH SUITABLE AND STYLISH FOR THE TRADITIONAL AUCKLAND GARDEN. THIS MONTH OUR PLANT IS :
Alocasia Odora : Elephant Ear
If the tropical look is for you, then this majestic plant will not only create scale to your outdoor space, but a little style as well. Native to east and southeast Asia, the Alocasia Odora can grow to around 1.8 meters tall with big, beautiful blade-shaped, ovate, light green leaves with a cordate base.
While easy to maintain, the Alocasia can indeed create a feature in the garden as a specimen plant, as is palatable with a wide range of other plants……both tropical and formal. It does require space to grow, preferably in full sun with good soil, but can be just as happy in an open semi shade environment.