Alocasia Portodora
Alocasia Portodora
Alocasia Portodora
Alocasia Portodora

Alocasia Portodora

Regular price
£22.99
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Pot Sizing:

fits our range of 16cm plant pots

This fast-growing, tropical plant is native to south east Asia, where it can reach 4 metres tall. Whilst other Alocasia plant's leaves flop down, the Portodora's point upwards, hence it's common name - Upright Elephant Ear.

There are 79 species of Alocasia and this specific one has been used around the equator for years as food.

Whilst this plant likes its soil be to kept moist, make sure it's not soggy. You'll know if you're over-watering it, as the Upright Elephant Ear will begin to sweat in order to get rid of the excess water.

How to Keep me Happy

Light: 
I like bright, indirect light
Water: I like my soil to be kept moist
Expert Level: I'm perfect for those new to plant parenthood
Sizing: Standard W14cm x H60cm (Fits 16cm Pot)
Air-Purifying: 
I remove the nasties lurking in your room
Pet-Friendly: Keep me out of reach of furry friends and little people

Jo's Top Tip

Humidity is key to this plant's health. If you notice its leaves going brown or cripsy, that's a sign that humidity levels are too low. For this reason, consider keeping it in your bathroom.

Does not come with decorative pot.

We deliver 7 days a week to most of the United Kingdom (excluding Northern Ireland and the following postcodes IV, AB, HS, FK, KW, PA, PH, IM, JE and GY).

Standard Delivery - £4.99

  • Delivered by Royal Mail, FedEx or DPD within 4-5 working days
  • All orders are sent on tracked services
  • One charge covers your entire order, regardless of how many items
  • Plants are individually packaged in our time-tested transport packaging

Delivery Add-on: Next or Named Day - Additional £1.99 or £2.99 (Sat/Sun)

  • Order by 4pm for next day delivery
  • Delivered by DPD with a 1h time slot
  • Select a convenient delivery date at the basket
  • Additional £1.99 for a weekday added to standard delivery charges
  • Additional £2.99 for a Saturday or Sunday added to standard delivery charges 

      Our Packaging

      ♻️95% of our packaging is either biodegradable or recyclable (and we’re working hard on that last 5%). 

      • All our cardboard boxes are FSC certified.
      • The peanuts (those squishy looking things 🥜which protect your precious plants) are starch based. Pop them in your sink and cover in water and watch them disappear in seconds. It's magic ~ honest ✨ 
      • We wrap the base of your plant in a compostable bag to prevent loose soil.
      • We pop your care card and gift message in a protective sleeve too, it might look like cello but it's not! It's made in Britain and is both compostable and bio-degradable.
      • Your pots are wrapped in paper cushioning, it's an alternative to bubble wrap. It's both recyclable, biodegradable and compostable.
      • Compostable packaging ~ the lowdown: Small amounts of compostable packaging can be placed in your food waste bins (depending on your council), so both our compostable bags and sleeve could go in there ✅. Alternatively look for a shared compost heap in your area as your local recycling centres are not set-up for compostable waste (currently). Compostable materials leave no toxic substances or pollutants in the soil when they break down. In fact, the compost produced can be used in the same way as soil or plant fertiliser. There is a difference between biodegradable and compostable. Biodegradable simply means a material breaks down into the ground. Compostable materials also break down and far quicker too, but they add nutrients to the soil too, which enriches it. 🌱🌱🌱 

        Returns

        If you'd like to return a living item, let the team know within 7 days by emailing hello@beardsanddaisies.co.uk or live chat if online. Please attach a photo of the faulty or damaged plant. Other items can be returned for a refund within 30 days as long as they're unused and in re-saleable condition.

        In short, if anything isn't right with your order we'll sort it. 

        Your plants have not only been packaged by humans (we’d like to find a robot that could beat our packaging skills) but by our in-house team of plant lovers who have lovingly prepared your order.

        If you’re not happy with your plants, let us know within 30 days, by contacting us via live chat, email or phone and a friendly member of our team will do their absolute best to rectify anything that's gone wrong.

        It's not just the plants that we care about though, we're pretty proud of our market leading (sustainable) packaging too. We’ve created a family of transport boxes with handles and where possible use our 'anti-roll' device which prevents the plant from travelling around should the box be inadvertently tipped upside down during transit.

        Things occasionally go wrong, but we'd like to assure you we're on hand help!

        Get in touch on 0203 828 9600, email hello@beardsanddaisies.co.uk or live chat.