Josh's Frogs

Alocasia 'Hilo Beauty'

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About This Product

Species Name: Caladium praetermissum ‘Hilo Beauty’ 

Common Name(s): Hilo Beauty Elephant Ear, Alocasia 'Hilo Beauty' 

Defining Characteristics: 

  • Variegated heart-shaped leaves with hints of lime, white, and dark green speckles
  • Not a true Alocasia, This striking plant belongs to the family Caladium
  • Leaves mature to a large size spanning up to 1 foot long and 10 inches wide

Recommended Pot Size: Medium - Large 

Josh’s Frogs offers a wide variety of supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.

Temperature Requirement (°F): Above 65°

Humidity: Humid (70-100%)

Watering Frequency: Water regularly. Do not allow soil to dry out between waterings. 

Lighting: Partial Shade

Soil Type: Well-draining potting soil or a prepared soil mixture such as Josh's Frogs Potting Soil

Growth Rate: Moderate - Fast 

Height at Maturity: 2-3 feet

Origin: South America 

Regional Locality: Found in shaded areas with sufficient moisture

USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 11

Suggested Vivarium/ Animal Terrarium Use:

Care Notes: Prefers shady conditions and consistently moist soils rich in nutrients. Protect your Caladium from drying or damaging winds and direct sunlight that may cause browning of the leaves. 

*Caladiums are mildly toxic to both humans and pets as all parts of the plant contain calcium oxalate crystals. We deem this plant safe for use with the above animals, but the more risk-averse may wish to avoid it. For more information please visits the ASPCA list of Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants.

Shipping Notes: As good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly, removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home. Live plants may vary in color, size, and appearance.

The plant pictured is in a 2.5 inch pot. Standard pot sizes for Josh's Frogs plants typically range from 1.25-3.5 inches.


This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

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This product is covered under our Live Arrival Guarantee. If your insect/animal does not arrive in good health, we'll make it right, provided the following criteria are met:

  • If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Next Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -40 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 20 and 85 °F.

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