|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
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Originating from South Africa
A clump-forming perennial, evergreen in mild UK winters, forming a mound of huge, overlapping, upright, glossy, bright green leaves up to 80cm long and large green and cream flowering spathes. It almost has the stature of an Alocasia (elephant’ ears), to which it is related, but has the advantage of being hardy in virtually all parts of the UK.
Grow in moist, fertile soil in sun/part shade. May be grown as a pond marginal. Also a superb plant for a shady conservatory and the flowers are long-lasting in a vase. It is advisable to cover the crown of the plant with a mulch in winter.
height and spread after 1 – 2 years 1.2m x 1.2m
Mature height and spread after 4 – 5 years 1.8m x 2m