Portora is a beautiful, more cold hardly alocasia. It has large, ruffled, up-pointing leaves in a shade of vibrant green. Large Portoras, those that have formed a thick trunk, mimic the growing patters of palm trees more than the growing patterns of most alocasia. Because they are much more sun tolerant, they make a great centerpiece or border backdrop, and they work well against fences. They like well drained soil, but they do need to be watered regularly.
Alocasia "x Portora"
Water Requirements: Requires consistently moist soil that is well drained
Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Sun: It does best with at least 4 hours of direct sun. This is not one for full shade.
Height: 6-10+ ft.
Spacing: 36-48 in.
Hardiness: Zones 8-11
Danger: All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Propagation Method: By dividing corms, harvesting pups, or cormlets