“Elephant’s Ear.” “Oreja de Elephante.”
An impressive evergreen perennial growing from a strong rhizome, Alocasia thrives in partial shade and humidity, as here in the Park. The sagittate leaves can grow 1m long by 75cm wide. The unisexual flowers are small, without perianth, and are arranged in a compact spike (spadix) protected by a leaf like bract. There are many examples of single specimens and established clumps throughout the area.