Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Giant Upright Elephant Ear
This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.Shop Available Alocasia
Item #: 1160
Zones: 7b to 10b
Height: 72" tall
(syn: Alocasia macrorrhiza) This very cool elephant ear is quite different from the typical Colocasia esculenta. The thick, sculpted, glossy green, wavy-edged leaves are held upright on dramatically rigid stems. A clump of giant upright elephant ears is guaranteed to stop visitors in their tracks...especially if they walk into it! Alocasia macrorrhizos has been quite hardy in the Raleigh area, surviving 0 degrees F, but prefers it a bit warmer.