Alocasia cucullata (Buddha's Palm/Chinese Taro)
Fast growing small aroid with lovely deep green twisted and upturned heart shaped leaves. Will grow all the way down to Melbourne and is excellent for tropical look gardens.
This plant is popular in SE Asia around temples and house as it is reputed to bring good luck. The leaves are thought to resemble Buddha's palm when blowing in the wind.
|Growing Conditions||Moist to wet soil. Full sun to part shade will tolerate light frosts.|