Alocasia 'Gageana Aurea,' commonly known as the Golden Elephant Ear or Gage's Alocasia, is a cultivar of the Alocasia species. This striking plant is characterized by its large, heart-shaped leaves that showcase a remarkable golden-yellow hue, adding a touch of vibrant elegance to any indoor or outdoor space.
The 'Gageana Aurea' variety is cherished for its bold and captivating foliage, which can grow to substantial sizes, creating an impressive visual presence. Proper care involves providing bright, indirect light and maintaining a humid environment to mimic its native tropical habitat. As with many Alocasia plants, it's essential to water 'Gageana Aurea' appropriately, allowing the soil to slightly dry out between waterings.
Alocasia Gageana Aurea is fascinating plant, since its leaves color change as they mature. When they first emerge, the leaves are a medium green with no hint of variegation. It is not until the second or third day that the new leaf starts to develop its variegated pattern. The parts that will end up bright yellow, first shade to a lighter green, then a lime green, to a pale yellow, and finally settle into the vibrant yellow that makes the plant so distinctive. The entire color transformation takes about a month. It is a beautiful site to see a large plant with several leaves at each stage of the color change process. The Aurea does best with moist, well-drained soil and part shade to shade, liking morning sun most with afternoon shade. With time, it can reach six feet, but most average at about four feet.
Currently available in 2 Gal pot size. Please note, we will not ship this plant. It is Local Pickup in the Portland Oregon area only.