Alocasia macrorrhizos -SMALL
This is the smaller version of the large.
This one is a stunning member of the elephant ear family, with heavily variegated foliage, of white and pale green. It is also referred to as Alocasia macrorrhizos (also 'macrorrhiza') 'Variegata', or 'Variegata alba’.
In tropical climates, this one is a very fast grower, with leaves reaching a maximum length of up to 1 metre. This is not the case in the southern States of Australia, and grows at a much slower rate. If being grown in these conditions or indoors, it may die down to its bulb but will reshoot once the weather warms.
Each plant measures approx 15cm in height from soil level.
A bit on the thristy side, this plant likes well drained soil with regular watering.