London (change)
Today 17°C / 16°C
Tomorrow 18°C / 13°C

Alocasia 'Calidora'

Elephant's ear plant

Reader rating

From 0 ratings

+ Add a review

Key information

Plant type

Tender perennial

Flower colour



Dramatic foliage



Skill level


photo by

Plant details

The elephant's ear plant is terrific, lush, jungly bedding plant for growing outside over summer with other large-leaved plants like cannas and Trachycarpus fortunei. When mature it sends up a large, shield-like leaf. Stand in a sheltered spot so that the leaves don't get flayed by strong winds. Dig up in early autumn and repot, and keep in a conservatory at about 18c, giving just the occasional drink. Increase watering as growth begins next spring, and plant out in summer. Don't leave outside during winter in the UK.

Family: Araceae

Genus: Alocasia

Cultivar: Calidora

Plant type: Tender perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 180cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to divide plants: April to April

Reader reviews

Be the first reader to review the Alocasia 'Calidora' Elephant's ear plant!

Add your own review

Please register or login to add a review