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Alocasia macrorrhizos 'New Guinea Gold'


Alocasia macrorrhizos 'New Guinea Gold'

Family Name: Araceae
Common Name: Elephant Ear, Giant Taro


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Distribution Of horticultural origin
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form This is a aroid plant which grows about 1.5 - 2 m tall.
Foliage Its large leaves are glossy, variegated with golden specks and patches.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Swimming Poolside, Focal Plant
Usage Hazard - Cons Irritant - Sap

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Lots of Water, Moderate Water
Rootzone Tolerance Moist Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
Propagation Method Storage Organ, Division


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, Yellow / Golden
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate

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Master ID 33587
Species ID 8001
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Species record last updated on: 28 December 2021.