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Upright Elephant Ear

Alocasia Odora Macrorrhiza
    3 reviews
Upright Elephant Ear
Upright Elephant Ear
Upright Elephant Ear
Upright Elephant Ear
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Upright Elephant Ear

Alocasia Odora Macrorrhiza
    3 reviews

This Elephant Ear Won’t Leave You Sagging

  • Upright leaves that won’t droop
  • Huge leaves that add a tropical feel to your landscape
  • Extremely tolerant of heat and humidity
  • Perfect for landscaping around pools
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Product Details

growing zone 8-11 Growing Zones 8-11
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full, Partial
Drought Tolerance Poor
Mature Height 5-6 Feet
Mature Width 5-6 Feet
Growth Rate Fast
Fall Color Green
Shipping Restriction AZ
Upright Elephant Ear FAQ

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 Ear Care

Planting

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.

Watering

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.

Fertilizing

A balanced, slow-release fertilizer can be used in spring.

Maintenance

Prune off leaves at the base of the stem as they die back to keep your plant looking tidy.

Landscape ideas

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.

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