Went's Hardy Elephant Ear
Item #: 2967
Zones: 7b to 10b
Height: 36" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Origin: New Guinea
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.
Although this hardy and easy-to-grow elephant ear was first described in 1916, the true Alocasia wentii has only recently become known in horticultural circles. From the remote mountains of New Guinea, Alocasia wentii is one of the few alocasias we have found to be winter hardy in our Zone 7b climate. The glossy bronze-green leaves reach 1' in length as they adorn this tightly clumping elephant ear. As the breeze blows, you will enjoy the contrasting metallic-purple leaf backs. Plant Alocasia wentii corms at least 6" deep in soils that remain dry in winter.