John&Jacq~s Garden

Alocasia macrorrhizos ‘Variegata’ with spectacular foliage colours

Alocasia macrorrhizos ‘Variegata’ (Variegated Giant Taro/Elephant Ear, Variegated Upright Elephant Ears)

Have you ever fallen in love with a plant at first sight?

We have many times. It was instant love when we saw these potted plants with strikingly beautiful variegated foliage.

They were chanced upon at a nursery along Sungai Buloh road in early November 2013.

Hence without hesitation, we delightfully brought home  a pot. It cost us only RM12 and we deduced that it was pretty cheap for such an attractive beauty.

A hardy plant that was repotted into a large pot and relocated to the front yard, sometime in July 2014. Looking at its marvellous growth now after replanting it into the ground at the outer border in March, really put wide smiles on our faces.

The Variegated Giant Elephant Ear seems very contented in its current location where it gets to sunbathe in morning to early afternoon sun.. The stems now are coloured buttercup-yellow and the large leaves are much more speckled and prominent. Could our plant now with more yellow blotches in a sunny location be the cultivar, Alocasia ‘New Guinea Gold’, I wonder?

Truly a spectacular and exotic tropical beauty!

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We never knew that Alocasia macrorrhizos ‘Variegata’ or Variegated Giant Elephant Ear will flower!

Such wonders for home gardeners like us.

What an awesome and fabulous treat!

It had been blooming a couple of times ever since it first flowered in August 10, 2017.

What marvels the Almighty God has created for our viewing pleasure!

Last edit: September 5, 2017