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Variegated 'Mickey Mouse' Xanthosoma Sagittifolium


Xanthosoma sagittifolium is most commonly known as 'Alocasia Mickey Mouse'. It may take a second to see but you will be pleasantly amused when you take notice of the 'Mickey Mouse ears' shape of the leaf. The intricate variegation makes every leaf an individual and the rippling of the pointed end changes the shape of every leaf. No two are the same! Every leaf is a work of art.

They're easy to grow but cannot be mass-produced because of the variegation. Every new plant must come from the mother as an individual tuber. They perform best with bright shade, consistent watering, and regular fertilization. Xantho's will grow to 6' in height and the full-grown leaf will easily measure 2'. They grow a new leaf from the center of the plant about every 2 weeks. As the new leaf unwinds it will continue to grow and the variegation coloring will change from yellow to white as the leaf matures. The Mature leaf has a magnificent blend of greens, silver & white. Your Xantho 'Mickey Mouse' will arrive growing in a 6" container and it will be 6-10" tall.

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