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Arrow Leaf Elephant Ear Albo Marginata in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Xanthosoma 'Albo Marginata’ syn. Xanthosoma 'Albo Variegata', Xanthosoma sagittifolium 'Variegatum Monstrosum'

 

Arrow Leaf Elephant Ear 'Albo Marginata'

'Albo-Marginata' has variegations of yellow, various shades of green, and brown on the petioles. which are all a rather dirty yellow colour as the leaves unfurl, but then turn white. The leaves are green and cream. It is often referred to as looking like Mickey Mouse ears due to its distinct patterns.

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plant Features
  • Arrow Leaf Elephant Ear Albo Marginata likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Arrow Leaf Elephant Ear Albo Marginata likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Arrow Leaf Elephant Ear Albo Marginata is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Arrow Leaf Elephant Ear Albo Marginata likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Arrow Leaf Elephant Ear 'Albo Marginata'

Latin name

Xanthosoma 'Albo Marginata’ syn. Xanthosoma 'Albo Variegata', Xanthosoma sagittifolium 'Variegatum Monstrosum'

type

Flowering plant

family

Araceae

ph

5.0 - 6.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Arrow Leaf Elephant Ear Albo Marginata likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Arrow Leaf Elephant Ear Albo Marginata is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Arrow Leaf Elephant Ear Albo Marginata likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Arrow Leaf Elephant Ear Albo Marginata likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Arrow Leaf Elephant Ear Albo Marginata is 1.50meters x 2.00meters 1.50 M 2.00 M

Xanthosoma 'Albo Marginata’ syn. Xanthosoma 'Albo Variegata', Xanthosoma sagittifolium 'Variegatum Monstrosum'

'Albo-Marginata' has variegations of yellow, various shades of green, and brown on the petioles. which are all a rather dirty yellow colour as the leaves unfurl, but then turn white. The leaves are green and cream. It is often referred to as looking like Mickey Mouse ears due to its distinct patterns.


Propagation

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Xanthosoma species may be propagated easily from cuttings of leafless stem tips in spring. Cuttings are allowed to dry at the base before planting in well-drained soil. Cuttings are particularly susceptible to rot in moist soil.

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Xanthosoma are not tolerant of cold and must be protected. Therefore, they should be container grown in colder regions. In areas that may be warm most of the time but still fairly prone to cold winters, the plant can be dug up and overwintered indoors. Alternatively, you can sink container grown Xanthosoma in the ground, bringing them indoors once the temperatures begin to drop in fall. Once warmer temps return in spring, you can return the plants back outdoors. When growing Xanthosoma plants in pots, use a coarse, well-draining potting mix—cactus mix or perlite and sand should be fine.

 
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