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Cut stems of Alocasia portei ooze amber-like glistening substance!

Like prehistoric claws reaching up from the ground, Portei's leaves are thick, deeply cut and curled about the veins. Producing strong, thick stems, its foliage can reach 4 - 6 feet, while plants can grow 8 - 10'. This is a highly dramatic plant and enjoys rich loom in darker areas.

 

Alocasia portei

Windows to the Tropics, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami, FL

www.susanfordcollins.com

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Taken on April 21, 2012