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Alocasia macrorrhizos


Alocasia macrorrhizos has huge, thick, sculpted and glossy green leaves hold upright on dramatically rigid stems.

This giant elephant ear, Alocasia macrorrhizos, is quite different from the typical Colocasia esculenta. The leaves are thick, sculpted and glossy green and are held upright on dramatically rigid stems. A large specimen is guaranteed to stop visitors to your garden in their tracks! Reportedly hardy in zone 8 if the tuber is protected. Makes an excellent and dramatic houseplant if you don’t want to risk it. Plants purchased as dry bulbs will not break dormancy until summer. Provide as much heat as possible. Hardy to zone 7b.

Common Name: Upright Elephant Ears - [Summer B&B Pre-Order]

Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-10

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 4-6'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: Green

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Tender

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Indian Subcontinent

Asia and the Pacific - Australasia

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