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Alocasia Low Rider - Tropical Plant

Alocasia Low Rider - Tropical Plant

Common name: Alocasia Low Rider, Elephant ear 
Scientific name: Alocasia ‘Portora’ dwarf variety 

Description: a dwarf selection with glossy, rich green heart-shaped leaves and wavy margins. The stems are thick and short with flecks of purple. This plant will only grow to heights of 30-60cm which is significantly smaller than its giant relative, making it a good fit for small to medium tropical set-ups. This plant is naturally found growing on dappled forest floors in tropical regions of Asia and Australia and prefers to live in moist, humid conditions with bright indirect light. This plant would make a great addition to a rainforest set up used for millipedes, beetles, centipedes, mantids, tarantulas and even amphibians! This plant is relatively low maintenance and will thrive if conditions are right. We do want to mention that some species will nibble on the leaves and roots if planted directly into the tank’s substrate, so bare that in mind when choosing what plant species to use. 

Grown in 6cm pots.



  • Place of origin: Asia, Australia 
  • Type: perennial, ground cover 
  • Habitat: tropical 
  • Humidity: 60% or more
  • Lighting: bright, indirect light 
  • Temperature: 18-26˚C
  • Watering: keep soil constantly moist, not soggy 
  • Soil: moist, well-draining soil 
  • Growth rate: medium 


Please note: live plants may vary in size and colour to the one pictured here. Although we use natural fertilizers and pest-preventatives to keep our plants happy and healthy, we highly suggest washing the roots thoroughly in distilled water before repotting or placing straight into a set-up.

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