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The most popular alocasia grown in the U.S., this dramatic elephant ear plant grows 6 to 10 feet tall in regions where it can overwinter outdoors, with huge leaves that point skywards. Rigid stems, thick glossy leaves up to 3 feet across and a clumping form combine to produce a huge plant that makes an undeniable statement! Growing in a large container, this tropical exclamation point can reach 5 feet tall in a single season.
Native to India and Malaysia, Giant Upright elephant ears prefer moist soil; excellent choices for a pond or brook margin, or in an irrigated border.
|Botanical Name:||Alocasia Macrorrhiza Odora|
|Common Name:||Elephant ears, Giant Upright elephant ears|
|Growing Zones:||8-10 outside; elsewhere lift and store bulbs indoors for winter|
|Sun/Shade:||Sun, partial shade in hottest regions|
|Flower Color:||Dramatic green foliage|
|Plant/Bulb Size:||9-11" bulb (circumference), measured in loop top to bottom|
|Bloom Timing:||Grown for dramatic foliage, not flowers|
|Pkg. Count:||one big 9-11" bulb|
|Product info, photos and tips:||Elephant Ears Planting Guide|
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