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Alocasia x 'Borneo King'

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About This Product

Species Name: Alocasia (Borneo X Odora)

Common name(s): Borneo King Alocasia, Elephant Ear Plant

Defining Characteristics: 

  • Bright green, ridged species with an upright growth habit
  • Hardy alocasia species that does great as a houseplant or in an outdoor garden within its hardiness zones
  • Broad leaves that can reach up to 4-5 feet wide once mature

Recommended Pot Size: Large - Extra Large 

 Josh’s Frogs offers a wide variety of glass terrariums, container garden soils, drainage layers, and other supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.


Temperature requirement (°F): Above 55°

Humidity: Moderate (30-70%) - Humid (70-100%)

Watering frequency: Water regularly. Allow the top 1/2 inch of soil to dry out before watering. 

Lighting:  Partial Shade - Full Sun 

Soil type: Well-draining potting soil or a prepared soil mixture such as Josh's Frogs Potting Soil mix offered here

Growth rate: Moderate - Fast 

Height: up to 8 feet

Origin: Southeast Asia; Eastern mainland and smaller Islands off the coast of the Indian Ocean

Regional locality: Found in shaded areas with sufficient moisture

USDA Hardiness Zone: 9b - 11

Suggested Vivarium/ Animal Terrarium Use:




  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Aquatic Set-ups
  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Snakes
  • Geckos
  • Temperate Vivariums



  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Snakes ✔
  • Geckos
  • Tropical Vivariums ✔
  • Toads
  • Lizards and tortoises
  • Geckos
  • Desert Vivariums

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

Shipping Notes: 

As a 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 4 inch pot.


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.

Live Arrival Guarantee

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.

You'll be notified during the checkout process if your purchase qualifies for our guarantee.

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