If you need a pop of the tropics in your landscape, the Upright Elephant Ear (Alocasia Odora (Upright) Macrorrhiza) may be just the plant for you! The huge leaves are attractive and exciting. The Upright Elephant Ear really stands out against a traditional landscape. Plant it around your pool or anywhere in your yard, you want an exotic look.
Upright Elephant Ears are easy to grow. They can grow in sun or shade. This plant tolerates wet conditions so it is great for around a pool or pond. For cooler growing zones, this plant can be treated as an annual or a patio plant. It can be dug up and moved inside away from freezing temperatures to be replanted each year. This fast-growing plant will not disappoint. It can easily grow 4 to 6 feet in a single growing season.
- Tropical flare. Utilize the Alocasia Odora to transform your landscape into a tropical paradise.
- Container plant. This tropical plant looks stunning in pots. Upright Elephant Ears in containers add a sophisticated flare to your tropical landscape.
- Patio plant in cooler growing zones. This plant can be grown in pots outdoors and moved inside during the winter months.
- Perfect pool plant! You won’t need a vacation when you create your very own tropical getaway right in your backyard.
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Can Elephant Ears Take Full Sun?
Alocasia Odora (Upright) Macrorrhiza can grow in full sun. Just be sure to keep it watered when the ground dries out for it to be at its best in this location.
How Do You Take Care of an Upright Elephant Ear?
Upright Elephant Ear plant care is quite simple. These plants are very low maintenance once they are established. Just water them deeply when there are drought conditions.
How Tall Do Upright Elephant Ears Get?
This elephant ear grows 4 to 6 feet tall.
Upright Elephant Ears can be planted throughout the year in its recommended growing zones. When planting in summer, offer plenty of water and avoid full sun sites if possible. For patio zones, plant this tropical plant in spring or summer.
Water your Alocasia Odora Macrorrhiza thoroughly right after planting. While this tropical plant is getting established, water it about twice per week. After about 2 to 3 months the roots of this plant will be established and it will be drought tolerant. However, elephant ears enjoy moist soil and can even thrive in wet conditions.
A balanced, slow-release fertilizer can be used in spring.
Prune off leaves at the base of the stem as they die back to keep your plant looking tidy.
We love Alocasia Macrorrhiza for landscaping around pools and ponds. It also looks outstanding in pots and planters. Place it in your entryway or around your deck or patio. This adaptable plant adds a tropical feel anywhere in your landscape.
|Mature Height||5-6 Feet|
|Mature Width||5-6 Feet|