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Upright Elephant Ear

Extraordinary Tropical—Grows Up to 9' Tall!
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Upright Elephant Ear

Extraordinary Tropical—Grows Up to 9' Tall!
This is one plant that is sure to get attention. Massive, bright green leaves soar skyward on strong stems up to 9 feet tall. Unlike its cousin, this Elephant Ear variety stands erect to create an even greater focal point or incredible container planting. Move this exotic tropical indoors in winter to avoid the cold weather.
  • Zone 3-10
  • Height 5 - 9 feet
  • Bloom Time Summer to fall
  • Light Requirements Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Ship As 7-9" BULB
We ship this item in Spring. Cannot ship to: AE AK GU HI PR
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  • Botanical Name:

    Alocasia odora

  • Height: 5 - 9 feet
  • Ship As: 7-9" BULB
  • Lift In Fall: 3- 7
  • Spacing: 36 - 48 inches
  • Spread: 4 - 5 feet
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Foliage Type: Upward-facing foliage. Very large rounded green leaves.
  • Bloom Time: Summer to fall
  • Flower Form: Non-Flowering
  • Planting Instructions: Plant 6" deep
  • Soil Requirements: Well drained, humus enriched soil.
  • Growth Rate: Fast once established which takes approximately 4-6 weeks.
  • Pruning: No pruning needed.
  • Winter Care: In areas that go below 45 degrees F, rootstock should be dug up and over wintered in a frost free location. A deep mulch can extend the range where it can remain outside.
  • Additional Information: Alocasia are heavy feeders, provide water soluble fertilizer every 2-3 weeks and water regularly. Lift tubers and over winter in a frost free area. Replant after last frost in spring.
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI PR



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