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Alocasia sanderiana, Alocasia amazonica, Kris plant

Alocasia sanderiana, Alocasia amazonica

Kris plant
Family: Araceae
Origin: Phillippines
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftShadeSemi-shadeBog or aquaticOrnamental foliageDeciduousSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

A beautiful plant with flat, V-shaped leaves, deeply scalloped along the margins. The color is shiny, jet-black, with bold white veining. An excellent species for interior, landscape or terrarium use. Forms dense clusters, about 24in tall when mature. Warm, humid, shady conditions are required throughout the summer and plants need an abundance of water when growing. When the leaves fade in fall, less water is required, and when they have died, the soil is moistened once in a while. Care should be taken when planting rhizomes, the top of rhizomes should be planted above the soil line or the leaves could decay at the base. Alocasia sanderiana are propagated by the division of rhizomes in spring.


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wendy stephens queenslandUSDA Zone:sub22 Oct 2007
This is a lovely plant responds well in comfortable conditions enough lite,water, it has the most waxy leaves and it does look imitation. I had 2 bulbs which were plants that the leaves left during winte we moved it around but always watch the wind. and we continued to water. Now the leaves have come out and at the begining of spring (september)we now have a little sucker.
Debra Cress New Tazewell,Tn USA28 Nov 2006
I have this plant and word's just can't explain how Beautiful thay really are.And it is very easy to care for and it really does need a lot of water.People think it is fake that comes to my house.I recommend this plant to eveyone you will really like it.
Debra Cress New Tazewell,Tn USA15 Nov 2006
This plant is very easy to care for i have had mine about two months now and it is doing really good.I repotted it as soon as i bought it. It was in a very small pot.I just sit it on the counter in the Kitchen at a window.It seam's to like the location.


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