Alocasia ‘Zulu Mask’ PPAF

A lovely architectural addition to the Mascquerade Series

Common Name Zulu Mask taro
Size 4' tall by 4' wide
USDA hardiness Zones 8-11
Sun / Shade Part sun-prefers afternoon shade
Soil Average garden soil – well-drained
Moisture Moist, well-drained, but not soggy
Disease and Pests None known.
Landscape use Foundation plantings, specimens, mass plantings, commercial landscapes, front or middle of the border, urban gardens, containers
Market appeal / Uniqueness Another fantastic addition to the Masquerade™ series, Zulu Mask is certain to capture the attention of onlookers! Leaves are long, narrow and deeply lobed, and can reach 2’ in length. Architecturally striking, each leaf is dark-green with white veins and has a dark maroon underside. A robust grower, this plant is very tolerant of rot, and should overwinter well in all of zone 8. Plants perform best in full sun to part shade, and are the perfect choice for containers and tropical displays.
Propagation Methods tissue culture to keep the stock virus negative
Bloom Time n/a

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

Reminiscent of party masks, the Alocasias in this series are all so ornate and festive you’ll want to use their grand and stately foliage to make masks of your own.  Mayan and Zulu tribal masks are some of the most beautiful in the World – coveted for their intricate carvings and detailed ornamentation.  Create a tropical oasis in your garden with these new, amazingly robust selections.

Zulu Mask has some of the prettiest leaves we’ve seen in a long while.  Deeply lobed in the center, it makes a true arrow in maturity. Celery green veins accent deep, forest green leaves on the top and deep eggplant purple undersides on the back.  Strong lime green stems hold the leave high in the air, creating true artwork when mature each summer.