The Living Rainforest

Giant taro

Alocasia macrorrhizos

Discover at the Living Rainforest

You’ll find the Giant Taro in the Lowlands glasshouse.

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The huge leaves can grow up to two metres long and one metre wide, this helps the plant to absorb light on the dark forest floor.  They have the largest un-split leaf in the world and are sometimes called ‘Elephant ear’ due to their resemblance.

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