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Alocasia 'Regal Shield'

 

Elephant Ear 'Regal Shield'

Alocasia foliage is large and ribbed. The arrow-shaped leaves sit on large petioles and they can reach up to 2m long! It doesn't cope well with direct sunlight so keep it in partial shade. 'Regal Shield' is a relatively compact Elephant Ear with large deep green leaves that are flushed with dark purple, and with lighter green veins. In colder climes it will need to be overwintered indoors.

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plant Features
  • Elephant Ear Regal Shield likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Elephant Ear Regal Shield likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Elephant Ear Regal Shield is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Elephant Ear Regal Shield likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

 
plant information

Common name

Elephant Ear 'Regal Shield'

Latin name

Alocasia 'Regal Shield'

type

Perennial

family

Araceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Elephant Ear Regal Shield likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Elephant Ear Regal Shield is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Elephant Ear Regal Shield likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

  • Water

    Elephant Ear Regal Shield likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Elephant Ear Regal Shield is 2.10meters x 2.10meters 2.10 M 2.10 M

Alocasia 'Regal Shield'

Alocasia foliage is large and ribbed. The arrow-shaped leaves sit on large petioles and they can reach up to 2m long! It doesn't cope well with direct sunlight so keep it in partial shade. 'Regal Shield' is a relatively compact Elephant Ear with large deep green leaves that are flushed with dark purple, and with lighter green veins. In colder climes it will need to be overwintered indoors.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

In temperate climates, Alocasia is usually grown in a heated greenhouse or as a conservatory plant. Alocasias need rich soil that is moist (not saturated) but well-drained. Plant in partial shade. Indoors, grow in filtered light. Provide high humidity. In warm climates, similar to their native humid and tropical Southeast Asia, elephant ears will grow as perennials. In cooler areas they will need to be replanted each year.

 
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