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