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🌻 Plant Care Guide For Upright Elephant Ear 'Portora'

Upright Elephant Ear 'Portora'

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Botanical Name: Alocasia portidora

Upright Elephant Ear 'Portora'

Botanical Name: Alocasia portidora

High Water

Diffused Light

Toxic

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📚 Upright Elephant Ear 'Portora' Care Guide

Upright Elephant Ear 'Portora' details
💧️ Water - High Water OR High Water
High Water Needs
Upright Elephant Ear 'Portora' can tolerate and grow in low light and shady areas which means it prefers about 2 hours of diffused natural light. Remember, low light does not mean NO light! All plants need light to survive, some more than others.
When plants like Upright Elephant Ear 'Portora' grow in low light or shady areas, you will want to avoid exposing them to direct sunlight unless direct sun is specified as a light need for the plant. In which case it can tolerate a wide range of low light to direct sun conditions and is very forgiving!
If growing outdoors, you will want to plant Upright Elephant Ear 'Portora' in a shady area.Upright Elephant Ear 'Portora' is a great option for shade gardens or underneath trees or near fence lines that provide cover from bright sunlight.
If growing indoors, you can grow this type of plant in a lot of different areas of your house. The only thing to keep in mind is that you will want to avoid direct sunlight (unless specified) for Upright Elephant Ear 'Portora'. This means if you are growing near a South-facing window, make sure to place it a few feet away from the window. South-facing windows receive the most amount of bright, indirect and direct light a day. Eastern-facing windows receive light in the morning and afternoon shade, while West-facing windows receive sun in the afternoon. North-facing windows receive the least amount of light and would be great candidates for where to place you Upright Elephant Ear 'Portora'.
High Water Needs
Upright Elephant Ear 'Portora' can tolerate and grow in low light and shady areas which means it prefers about 2 hours of diffused natural light. Remember, low light does not mean NO light! All plants need light to survive, some more than others.
When plants like Upright Elephant Ear 'Portora' grow in low light or shady areas, you will want to avoid exposing them to direct sunlight unless direct sun is specified as a light need for the plant. In which case it can tolerate a wide range of low light to direct sun conditions and is very forgiving!
If growing outdoors, you will want to plant Upright Elephant Ear 'Portora' in a shady area.Upright Elephant Ear 'Portora' is a great option for shade gardens or underneath trees or near fence lines that provide cover from bright sunlight.
If growing indoors, you can grow this type of plant in a lot of different areas of your house. The only thing to keep in mind is that you will want to avoid direct sunlight (unless specified) for Upright Elephant Ear 'Portora'. This means if you are growing near a South-facing window, make sure to place it a few feet away from the window. South-facing windows receive the most amount of bright, indirect and direct light a day. Eastern-facing windows receive light in the morning and afternoon shade, while West-facing windows receive sun in the afternoon. North-facing windows receive the least amount of light and would be great candidates for where to place you Upright Elephant Ear 'Portora'.
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☀️ Light - Diffused Light OR Medium Light
Bright Indirect Light or Partial Sun
Upright Elephant Ear 'Portora' can grow in bright indirect light which means it prefers at least 4-6 hours of diffused natural light (ideally 6 hours).
Growing Outdoors
When plants thrive in bright, indirect light only this means that you will want to avoid exposing them to direct sunlight unlessUpright Elephant Ear 'Portora' is also explicitly noted to tolerate direct sunlight.

If growing outdoors, you will want to plant Upright Elephant Ear 'Portora' in an area that receives morning sunlight that's not too harsh and afternoon shade for most natural light. You can consider East facing portions of your garden as those get more morning sun.
Growing Indoors
If growing indoors, you can place near an East-facing window that will receive morning sun for half of the day and afternoon shade. You can also consider placing a few feet away from a South-facing window for diffused light. However, be careful about placing in direct sunlight of a South-facing window as that can cause leaf gscorch and affect growth. You can always diffuse the harsh light of a South-facing window by using a sheer curtain.

Moderate Light | Partial Shade

Upright Elephant Ear 'Portora' can tolerate and grow in moderate light and partially shady areas which means it prefers about 2-4 hours of diffused natural light. Moderate and partial shade plants can tolerate some bright, direct sun, but it's best to give them respite and plant in primarily shady areas of your space.

When plants like Upright Elephant Ear 'Portora' grow in moderate light or partially shady areas, you will want to avoid exposing them to direct sunlight unless direct sun is specified as a light need for the plant. In which case it can tolerate a wide range of low light to direct sun conditions and is very forgiving!

If growing outdoors, you will want to plant Upright Elephant Ear 'Portora' in a primarily partially shady area that may receive some morning sun (East side).Upright Elephant Ear 'Portora' is a great option for shade gardens or underneath trees or near fence lines that provide cover from bright sunlight.

If growing indoors, you can grow this type of plant in a lot of different areas of your house. The only thing to keep in mind is that you'll want to avoid direct sunlight (unless specified) for Upright Elephant Ear 'Portora'. This means if you are growing near a South-facing window, make sure to place it a few feet away from the window. South-facing windows receive the most amount of bright, indirect and direct light a day. Eastern-facing windows receive light in the morning and afternoon shade, while West-facing windows receive sun in the afternoon. North-facing windows receive the least amount of light and would be great candidates for where to place you Upright Elephant Ear 'Portora'.
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🐶️ Pet Toxicity - Toxic
Toxic To Pets

Upright Elephant Ear 'Portora' is toxic to your pet friends. Becareful and keep out of reach of dogs, cats, and other pets.
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🌳 Mature Size
Up to 6 to 8 Feet.

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🧪 Soil pH Needs
Slightly Acidic (Soil pH of 6-6.5)Neutral (Soil pH of 6.5-7.5)

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🦋 Upright Elephant Ear 'Portora' Plant Uses and Characteristics
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🌺 When does Upright Elephant Ear 'Portora' bloom?
Blooms in mid Spring.Blooms from late Spring from early Summer.Blooms in mid Fall.Blooms from late Fall to early Winter.
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🌱 Propagation Methods
By Rhizome Division |
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🚫 Dangers
Entire plant toxic when ingested. No known dangers. Contact us to report any.
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❤️‍🔥 Grows well in...
Reported by Neverland plant community to grow well in:
Oregon 1
Alabama 2
California 6
Illinois 2
Georgia 2
Florida 8
Virginia 2
Texas 4
South Carolina 3
North Carolina 3
Tennessee 1
Mississippi 1
Massachusetts 1
Oklahoma 1
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🌎 Hardiness Zone
Hardiness zones (or Grow Zones) are areas where Upright Elephant Ear 'Portora' is able to grow outdoors year round.
If you are located outside of the specified grow zones, you will need to bring your plant indoors during cooler months if you are growing outside. We recommend growing in a container or indoors.


Zone 7B
5 to 10 F
Zone 8A
10 to 15 F
Zone 8B
15 to 20 F
Zone 9A
20 to 25 F
Zone 9B
25 to 30 F
Zone 10A
30 to 35 F
Zone 10B
35 to 40 F
Zone 11
40 to 50 F
Zone 7B
Zone 7 generally offers a wide growing season being in the middle of the extremes. You can grow a wide variety of flowers, shrubs, vegetables, and fruits. The most important factor is understanding which plants can tolerate frost and cooler months in this zone to be successful.
First Frost:
Mid-October is the typical time-frame, but can go as late as first week in November.

Last Frost:
Mid-April is the typical time-frame, but at times it can go up to as laste as first week of May.
States Included In This Zone:
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Georgia
Idaho
Maryland
Massachusetts
Mississippi
Missouri
Nevada
New Jersey
New Mexico
North Carolina
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Washington
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