This stunning plant, found naturally in the mountains of New Guinea, has distinctive large arrow shaped leaves, dark green with dark red undersides. This plant could be described as needy, in winter months the Giant Elephant Ear can go into hibernation, meaning its leaves might die, only to return in abundance in the spring.
Light conditions position in a spot with indirect, bright light but never in the direct sunlight or dimly lit spaces.
Neediness: intolerant of being mis-treated, pay close attention to its needs.
Watering: throughout the warmer months keep the soil moist (not soggy) and mist regularly.
Ideal location: bathrooms, kitchens (suitable in living rooms or bedrooms if grouped with other plants to increase humidity).
Rate of growth: Can reach 1.5m in with the right care.
Temperature: avoid cold draughts, this plant enjoys a humid environment.
Pets: this plant is toxic to cats and dogs. See our range of pet friendly plants if your pet is prone to nibbling.
Sizing: W19cm x H50cm
Also known as: Giant Elephant Ear, Hardy Elephant Ear
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