Alocasia ‘Hilo Beauty’ is tropical member of the philodendron family with the heart-shaped leaves of an elephant ear.
Each leaf is marked with various shades of green in a camo
pattern make this taro attractive in containers,
in a shady border, at the edge of a pond, or as a houseplant. It also has
pale stalks with purplish banding.
'Hilo Beauty' is very tolerant of a range of
soil pH, heat, humidity, and heavy soil. It can even take about a half day
size is small starter
Some people suggest
it’s possibly a natural hybrid found in Hawaii between an
Alocasia and Caladium, but all of this is just speculation.
are bidding on small starter bare root plants with vigorous root systems
2-4 inches tall with 1-2 leaves grown in Hawaii.
of adult plant
Each leaf is marked with various shades of green in a camo pattern that any
US Seal Team member outfitted for night mission would be proud of. Plants grow about 2 feet tall and wide with individual leaves to a foot long and rising from the soil.
Hilo Beauty is a hybrid Elephant Ear, but
no one is sure what species were involved in the cross, since
the plant doesn’t flower.
Apparently, the plant makes a short rhizome somewhat like a caladium, not the upright trunk found on Alocasias (Elephant Ear) or the large fleshy tuber of
Taro (Colocasia esculenta). To accurately identify the plant to genus, flowers are critical.
So, depending on the point of view of aroid experts, Hilo Beauty has been classified as belonging to one of four separate genera. The tissue culture propagators have chosen to call it Alocasia, so Alocasia it becomes.
In my collection, none
is more eye catching than Alocasia ‘Hilo Beauty’.
No other elephant ear has such bold variegation, Although Alocasia ‘Hilo Beauty'
leaves are only 8 to 12 inches long, dwarf in comparison to many
other elephant ear taro, they display well and look larger for being held high on two-foot
‘Hilo Beauty’ prospers in rich soil and full sun to medium shade.
Generous watering keeps it lush. Extra vigilance is required
when growing it in containers, but since ‘Hilo Beauty’ thrives
in standing water. Do not let dry out. ‘Hilo Beauty’ potted plants will be happy in a garden pool for the summer.
12-30 in. (30-70 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
Partial to Full Shade
Late Summer/Early Fall
Foliage is heart-shaped, apple-green leaves are
generously dappled with large creamy yellow blotches.
‘Hilo Beauty’ cannot tolerate cold, so wait until night
temperatures reach the 50s to plant it in spring.
Slow-growing at first, it will start producing lush clumps
of foliage at the onset of summer’s heat, as well as small
plantlets around the mother bulb. Dig your plants in autumn
once temperatures dip into the 40s. Don’t wait until after
the first frost, or you’ll find only the mushy remains of a
once-healthy tuber. You can store dormant tubers dry and
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ATTENTION USA BIDDERS!
All live plants are shipped bare-root wrapped
sphagnum moss to ensure the plants healthy
transit to you. All live
plants are Inspected By USDA Plant Inspectors before they are
shipped to insure you get healthy pest free plants and seeds.
We ship via USPS Mondays-Wednesday with Delivery
plant materials are required by LAW to inspected and certified by
USDA prior to export Hawaii to the US Mainland.
Inspection, USDA stamps released for export Hawaii to the US
Mainland. All items are delivered to USDA Inspection Station at
Honolulu International airport.
is included in Shipping and Handling
@ $5 fee per
There is a
packing & custom boxing fee.
usually least is USPS postage (shipping).
ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS!
We can ship live plants to the US only. Only Domestic Shipping and Handling
includes USDA Certification.
We ship Seeds Internationally.
All International shipments are at Buyer's
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Please request any documents prior to shipping.
For foreign customers, please check your laws concerning permitting and customs,
additional shipping and handling costs may apply.
The additional charge for any Phytosanitary Certificate is not included in this offer.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ON LIVE PLANTS is available only under these conditions!
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are shipped at the
(shipped with or without
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Please only one Paypal payment. SO THE COMBINED SHIPPING RULE WILL CAN
BE USED. Multiple paypal payments are NOT eligible for
We will ship once a week - ON or BEFORE WEDNESDAYS, because
of the special stamps needed to ship plants and cuttings to you. This can only be
done at the Dept. of Agriculture. If payments are not met before that MONDAY, your
items will be shipped the following week and lose the combined discount opportunity.
Non-paying bidders may receive negative feedback and will be reported as an unpaid item to
SHIPPING is not included in this offer.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ON LIVE PLANTS on a case by case
We will combine shipping for auctions won on the same week paid with same paypal payment.
This policy is good for auction items bought and paid for in the week ending MONDAY.
Payment must be received
within 7 days of the auction ending.
Discounts Won Auctions
For 2-3 winning auctions, the combined discount is 10% of the total Shipping and Handling
charges. For 4-7 winning auctions, the combined discount is 20% of the total Shipping and
Handling charges. For 7+ winning auctions, the combined discount is 30% of the total
Shipping and Handling charges.
As each order is packed and prepared separately you will pay the quoted S/H charges
individually per item. If you buy the same species in that item it does calculate out the
discount (i.e.: additional item $3.61). My stores' combined shipping is built in for same
items rather than a varied selection. Includes postage, USDA certification and inspection,
proper packing and delivery to Airport for prompt delivery. I cant really change any
of these. If you want one of this and one of that, it gets hard to discount much as each
different species requires it's own prep & packing, then at USDA each has to be
unwrapped and inspected then repacked. USDA requires me to clean and prepare every last
piece before we drive them to the Inspection Station on the other side of the island. It
takes my wife and I, a day to pack items and get ready to ship. The whole next day we
drive around the island and get inspected (2-3 hours), then drive to the Airport Post
Office to drop off. It takes the same work with the same type item if you can understand.
After you purchase
After you Receive your Items.
LIVE PLANTS ARE PERISHABLE.
For this reason uninsurable.
When you order a plant we assume you are prepared to care for it.
Please have potting media and a container prepared for your plant
before it arrives. Shipping can be stressful on a plant, and any
mistakes that you make upon arrival can stress the plant further,
which is not good. Proper care is critical upon arrival. It is your
responsibility to know how to care for the plant.
Not every plant that I order through
the mail survives, and I am aware of that and accept the risk when I
order. This is the risk that you as the buyer accept, because there
is no way to know what kind of conditions it will endure in the trip
to your door. My responsibility ends when a live plant is delivered
to your door. Live arrival is guaranteed, eternal survival is up to
Do NOT email me a week after potting your plant, and make a claim it
arrived damaged. From delivery confirmation, you have only 48 hours from
delivery confirmation to make any claim.
All claims need to be supported with
Photos of the damaged plant(s) as packed/unpacked, the box if damaged,
the packing materials and any documents. I am very reasonable and
understanding, anything can happen to small plants in transit.
The expense to send it to you is most
of your payment. To send any replacement (s), I try to piggy back with
your next order.
Replacement is not an option for
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option. These are coming from Hawaii. The only
thing inexpensive here in Hawaii are my items!! I do ship all my items
promptly via best method--if you feel like the combined shipping fee is
wrong, please wait to be invoiced and check back with me-I value your
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generous and reasonable with reasonable people, just ask.
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Rare Palm Seeds
Seller warrants seed to be of the variety and quantity advertised.
Safe delivery is guaranteed and seeds lost or damaged during shipment will be replaced at
seller's expense. Claims must be made within 7 days of shipment. All other replacements,
refunds, returns and exchanges will be made at the sole discretion of the seller.
Seed is a live product which depends on many important related grower skills such
as proper planting time, seed depth, type of soil, irrigation, proper use of fertilizers,
weed controls, fungicides, insecticides, disease free soil, and reasonable weather
conditions during the growing period. Germination is affected by such factors as
temperature, moisture content, light intensity and contamination of planting media. These
factors are totally out of the seller's control and are the buyer's responsibility and
risk. Consequentially, the seller cannot unconditionally guarantee seed to perform
properly regardless of conditions or the buyer's methods or mistakes.
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