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A rather commonly found Alocasia, readily available in garden centers. Has gorgeous velvety leaves. It is a wide-leaf form of A. micholitziana from the Philippines (this plant has been identified by Dr. Alistar Hay).
It is rather susceptible to spider mites when grown under low humidity conditions.
This species grows very well under fluorescents; in fact, it does not like high levels of light (60% shade cloth is not enough to make it happy in my California greenhouse). It may need air-layering once every two years or so, to get rid of the rather unappealing trunk.
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