Alocasia ‘Kuching Mask’ PPAF

A very distinct variety

Common Name Kuching Mask taro
Botanical Name Alocasia ‘Kuching Mask’ PPAF
Size 2' tall by 3-4' wide
USDA hardiness Zones 9-11
Sun / Shade Part shade
Soil Average garden soil
Moisture Moist, but well-drained
Disease and Pests None known
Landscape use Foundations plantings, specimens, mass plantings, commercial landscapes, front or middle of the border, urban gardens, containers
Market appeal / Uniqueness A very distinct variety, with a reach of up to 4’ wide, Kuching Mask makes a striking specimen. Growing only 2’ tall, its dark-green, pointed leaves are accented with off-white, dramatic-looking veins.
Propagation Methods Tissue culture to keep the stock virus negative

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

During an expedition to Borneo, Brian and Sarah visited the city of Kuching, which in the Malaysian dialect, is synonymous with “cat”. Once home, and excited to find this amazing new Alocasia in Brian’s breeding lines, they remarked on how the deeply lobed leaves reminded them of “cat ears” –  and decided to name it after the city they so enjoyed. A very distinct variety, with a reach of up to 4’ wide, Kuching Mask makes a striking specimen. Maturing to only 2’ tall, its dark-green, pointed leaves are accented with off-white, dramatic-looking veins. Perfect for container planting or better yet, to use in the middle of your bed as a backdrop for Caladiums and other summer annuals!