Elephants Ear - Green Shield

Regular price R 125.00
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Scientific name: Alocasia Clypeolata 
Common names: Green Shield Elephants Ear, Green Shield Alocasia.

  • Pronounced deep green veining
  • Relatively easy-care Elephants Ear variety
  • Can be a large specimen plant
  • Handles a variety of bright light conditions
  • Loves humidity, ideal for a warm bright bathroom or kitchen

Comes in a 12cm Nursery Pot.

There is something truly outstanding about the Green Shield Alocasia with its deep green veining pronounced by an almost neon green backdrop. The ideal crowd-pleaser and a perfect addition to any Alocasia collection.

These beauties have a similar form to the sought after Dragon Scale Alocasia and are just as easy to care for, besides that they are definite photo-worthy plants for all the Instagram aficionados out there.

It'll enjoy a nice humid environment such as a kitchen or bathroom with bright, indirect light and can also handle some gentle direct sun. Allow the top layer (about 1-2cm) of soil to dry out before watering and consider feeding every two weeks during the growing period.

Elephants Ear Green Shield will look great in a plain coloured planter without too many distracting patterns, in order to let the foliage come to the fore. You'll enjoy it as a centrepiece, or coffee table display, and as the plant matures will make the perfect floor standing specimen, with leaves that can reach up to 60cm in length.

TOP TIP: Consider planting 3 plants together for a full, lush look! <3

Follow these instructions to keep your Elephants Ear healthy and happy.

Water: Allow the top layer of soil (about 1-2cm) to dry out between watering.
Light: Bright, indirect light, keep away from direct sunlight.
Humidity: Enjoys a humid environment and good airflow. Normal room humidity should be fine but will enjoy a bright bathroom.
Fertilize: Diluted balanced feed every two weeks, Spring to Autumn.

We offer some of the most affordable shipping in South Africa! And use a network of vetted couriers to safely deliver your order. The costs and delivery times are as follows:

Collections: 6 Roodehek Street, Gardens, Cape Town
No Charge. We'll notify you once your order is ready, usually 1-2 days from order.

Cape Town (Local) Same Day - orders before 11am
R75 fee, order before 11am, delivery in afternoon *see qualifying suburbs below

Cape Town & Surrounds
R60 fee, delivery usually within 2-4 working days from order.

Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc.)
R95 fee, delivery usually within 4-7 working days from order.

Regional Areas (e.g. Hermanus)
R100 fee, delivery 2-5 days from order (CPT regional), 4-5 days (rest of SA).


SAME DAY DELIVERY: CAPE TOWN - LOCAL (orders before 11am)

> Orders before 11h00 are delivered same day
> Orders after 11h00 are delivered the next day

Available for Suburbs: Bakoven, Camps Bay, Clifton, Bantry Bay, Sea Point, Fresnaye, Green Point, Three Anchor Bay, Mouille Point, V+A, Foreshore, CBD, Bo Kaap, Tamboerskloof, Oranjezicht, Gardens, Vredehoek, Zonnebloem, Woodstock, Salt River, Pinelands, Paarden Eiland.


LARGE PLANTS (20cm nursery pot and above)
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Choose a Nursery Pot that fits the Decorative Planters, applicable for Ceramic, Cotton Cord, Terrazzo, Terracotta Planters: 

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Decorative Planter (ceramic etc)

8 - 10cm

10 - 12cm 


13 - 14cm

14 - 15cm

16 - 17cm

18 - 20cm

18 - 21cm


26 - 30cm


32 - 35cm


36 - 40cm


42 - 45cm

Follow this Sizing Guide for Palm Leaf Baskets (Sinan, Fundo, ShiShi etc.) and Senegalese Baskets:

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Basket Inner Diameter Size

14cm - 15cm


18 - 19cm












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