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Alocasia macrorrhizos
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Alocasia macrorrhizos

Giant Upright Elephant Ear

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Item #: 1160

Zones: 7b to 10b

Height: 72" tall

Culture: Sun to Light Shade

Origin: India

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

(syn: Alocasia macrorrhiza) This very cool elephant ear is quite different from the typical Colocasia esculenta. The thick, sculpted, glossy green 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.