Alocasia zebrina another amazingly odd and beautiful aroid. This plant can grow around 3 to 4 feet tall normally in a container in a tropical climate in the ground plants can get around 5 to 6 feet tall. The foliage is held up right in a very hastate arrowhead shape. The petioles (stems) are one of the main attraction and is the reason it has earned it’s name. Each lightly colored petiole is stripped with bands of dark markings. Alocasia zebrina is considered endangered and is thought to be native to the island of Luzon. First introduced into horticulture around 1862 it has been extremely rare to find until the last few decades due to tissue culture. Plants grow best in well drained soil with regular watering. Tempratures should stay above 65F or higher. Root rot can set in if plants are kept to wet or to cool.
Plants are small in 4 inch pots.
Foliage: Hastate large leaves 2 to 3 feet long held on stripped green and brown petioles
Flower: Green hooded flowers
Height: 3 to 6 feet
Situation: Full Sun to part shade
Zone: 10 and up