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Alocasia cucullata 'Moon Valley'


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant


Native Distribution Of horticultural origin
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Herb to 60cm tall
Foliage Leaves cordate, 8-10cm long by 5-8cm wide, base color bright lime green - yellowish green, with mid green, irregular mottling or blotches on the upper leaf surface. 
Ethnobotanical Uses Cultural / Religious ( The green form of this species is sold as an 'auspicious plant' during the Chinese (Lunar) New Year period in nurseries and flower markets in Singapore and in some areas in Malaysia. )

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Moist Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils, Easy to Grow
Landscape Uses Marsh / Bog, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting
Usage Hazard - Cons Irritant - Sap

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Lots of Water, Moderate Water
Pest(s) Chewing Insects, Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Stem Cutting


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, Green - Light Green, Yellow / Golden
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Smooth

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Master ID 32031
Species ID 6434
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Species record last updated on: 20 August 2021.