If you wanted to have one plant that could fill your balcony and still bring a tropical forest feel, Hardy Elephant Ears would be the perfect plant with its enormous leaves. This exotic tropical plant has gigantic green leaves with metallic purple undersides that are a striking addition to any home. The leaves are typically over 40cm in length, with fully grown plants being 1.5m in height and 1.5m in width allowing you to create the perfect forest feel with just one plant.
The long stems are stiff and upright, with huge green leaves that are stiff and upright. They look almost artificial.Its large glossy green leaves sprout in a vibrant yellow orange colour until the leaf matures. It can grow 2 metres high, but this is not necessary for it to function properly; it just requires normal room conditions.In fact, this large size does not make it look artificial at all! It has thick and wide stems from which the smooth edge leaves sprout in a vibrant yellow orange colour until the leaf comes out and matures.It grows slowly in any kind of soil but needs rich soil with lots of organic matter to really flourish. It is extremely hardy, so can be left outside during winter months without protection; once it’s established in your garden, you’ll be thrilled that you have such a wonderful plant that can survive harsh weather! The reason Alocasia Wentii – Hardy Elephant Ears makes a great plant – apart from the fact that it is a gorgeous green leaf in early summer – is because it is relatively easy to grow. It needs well-drained soil, rich compost and water but doesn’t get too stressed by any of these. The stem structure is simple and uniform, the leaves are large and thick with a long stalk holding them upright. It has got an attractive foliage on top too.
Native to Micronesia The Alocasia Wentii – Hardy Elephant Ears originates from the mountainous regions of New Guinea. Hardy Elephant Ears have their name as this is a hardier variety of Elephant ears, and can tolerate cold weather and light frost. Given the right care and light you can leave this tropical plant in your balcony over the winter months. It is a
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