Seizing Opportunity & Courage

Elephant Ear Alocasia

Height: 73cm | Sale price Price 48.000 JD Regular price Unit price  per 

About Me

☘ Origin: Tropical Rainforests of South East Asia
 Family: Arum
☘ Botanical Name: Alocasia macrorrhizos
☘ Common Name(s): Elephant Ear Plant · Giant Taro

Symbolism

Alocasia is said to be the plant in all the Western and Eastern versions of the fairytale of Jack and the Beanstalk. It thereby stands for seizing opportunities when they arise, even when they’re risky.

Name Story

Giant Taro: The petiole of this plant can grow as high as 1.8m, and the whole plant can reach up to 3.5-4.5m. As it is considered a giant in the Alocasia genus, it is called Giant Taro.

Feng Shui

The huge, curved leaves resemble the ears of an elephant, which is an auspicious symbol of strength, wisdom and protection in Chinese culture.

Interesting Facts

According to legend, there was a princess in the ancient European Aegean Sea who liked the elephant's ear plant. The beautiful princess fell in love with a human teenager. When the teenager heard that there was ice-like elephant's ear growing in the cold Arctic, he sought out to find it for the princess, but failed after suffering from many different kinds of hardships. But the princess thought she would be happy as long as they were together.

Health Benefits

☘ Alocasia is among some of the plants that function as air fresheners. It consumes unsafe gases and other toxins in the air and rejuvenates the general air quality

Tips

● Planter Material: Fiber Clay. These pots are ideal for growing healthy plants, extremely environmentally friendly and a very practical option because they are 100% biodegradable and peat free.
● Alocasia may not look exactly as pictured as a result of its natural behavior of changing leaves faster than most plants.