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Alocasia clypeolata [cuprea Greenback] Elephants Ear

Alocasia clypeolata [cuprea Greenback]
Alocasia clypeolata [cuprea Greenback]
Stock Number: 30095
Availability: Out Of Stock
Family: Araceae
Cultural Code: HP TGH what's this?
Price: $8.50

Apple green shield leaves; eventually forms lovely clumps. Commercially offered as 'Green Shield' plant--lovely, but with the serious drawback that this Philippine native often demands a considerable winter dormancy and thus is not an ideal houseplant or winter greenhouse performer. "Clypeolata" means " "little shield."

Family Araceae
Plant Details
Cultural Code HP TGH

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Cultural Codes

Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.

If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.

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