Alocasia sarawakensis 'Yucatan Princess' PPAF

Part of the Masquerade™ Series


Size 8′ tall by 5′ wide
USDA hardiness Zones 9-11
Sun / Shade part sun - prefers afternoon shade
Soil average garden soil, well drained
Moisture moist, but well drained and not too soggy
Disease and Pests none known
Landscape use Foundation plantings, specimens, mass plantings, commercial landscapes, front or middle of the border, urban gardens, containers
Market appeal / Uniqueness A massively awesome specimen or mass planting with gigantic, glossy leaves grayish-green surface and creamy milk chocolate undersides.
Propagation Methods tissue culture to keep the stock virus negative
Date of Introduction June 1, 2011

Angela’s Garden Notes:

We are so excited to be working with Brian Williams again on this new selection with its larger than life personality.A one of a kind new tropical, Yucatan Princess will cause you to take a second look at her incredibly glossy, patent leather- like leaves held high on strong, sturdy, stems.Each leaf unfurls to reveal a calm, cool grayish-green surface and an underside the color of a tall glass of chocolate milk.

A mutation of an already beautiful specimen, this dark form of Alocasia sarawakensis stands tall and powerful with bold foliage reaching to eight feet high and five feet wide. The thick chocolate stems of this powerful princess hold her leaves straight and tall all summer like an Indian headdress.

Yucatan Princess can stand on her own in a large container commanding attention as a garden focal point.She also makes friends easily and mixes nicely with other perennials, annuals and tropicals in any garden setting. She doesn’t mind sharing the spotlight with others for she’s confident of who will remain the main attraction. Tall and elegant like a Yucatan Princess.