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Upright Elephant Ear Mayan Mask

Mayan Mask’s huge, upright, dark green foliage makes a dramatic statement with white veins and maroon undersides. This Upright Elephant Ear creates a tropical feel to any backyard retreat. PPAF (Alocasia)

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Height: 72-96" tall (6-8' tall)
Bulb Spacing: 36-48" wide
Bloom Time: Foliage plant all summer
Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Shipping: Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Upright Elephant Ear Mayan Mask, Alocasia, Upright Elephant Ear
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Common Name Upright Elephant Ear
Botanical Name Alocasia
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Potted Plant
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 72-96" tall (6-8' tall)
Bulb Spacing 36-48" wide
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Bloom Time Foliage plant all summer
Plant Type / Life Cycle Annual
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Large upright, arrowhead, dark green leaves with white veins and dark maroon undersides.
Planting Season Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Containers
Additional Information Hardy in zones 8-10
Ships to Canada No
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Mayan Mask’s huge, upright leaves create a unique statement. Truly stunning in any sunny spot.

This will be the biggest thing in your garden – Maybe even the biggest in the neighborhood! The Upright Elephant Ear quickly shoots up big, green spears that unfurl into some of the largest leaves in the plant kingdom. In good soil, the leaves can reach 4 or even 5 feet across. Just one big bulb will create a large leafy plant, like a tropical fountain of green.

Gardeners love this exotic favorite as a screen or as a background for smaller plants and flowers. Always a highlight in any garden, and very easy to grow and care for.

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Upright Elephanat Ear Mayan Mask


from Charleston, SC

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  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Persistent
  • Versatile


  • Slightly Unpredictible

Best Uses

  • Garden
  • Indoors
  • Patio

Comments about Upright Elephant Ear Mayan Mask:

Bought 2 Spring 2013, put 1 in yard, kept 1 in house. The 1 in the yard comes back every summer and does well, considering that it's now fighting for space among other plants. The one I inadvertently kept in the house the entire 2 years surprised us all with multiple huge leavaes and bright color the second year, late Summer and early Winter of 2014. This plant seems to appreciate a consistent temperature and amount of water, rather than the terrible heat our Charleston, SC summer days, and fighting for water, (like the 1 outside) It might have done better in a slightly shadier location. But it's a beautiful plant

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Pretty, but not as large as we thought


from Cranston, RI

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  • Easy to Grow
  • Great For Planters
  • Unique


  • Slow Grower
  • Smaller Then We Thought

Best Uses

  • Planters
  • Shade beds

Comments about Upright Elephant Ear Mayan Mask:

I put the plant in a large pot in partial shade. It looks very pretty now, but it took a long time to take off. We are hoping to winter them and re-plant in the fall. I live in southern New England, and we had a cool summer, but I did expect a larger more impressive plant.

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Patience rewarded


from West Central Florida

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  • Colors As Represented
  • Good Hearty Bulbs


  • Slow growing

Best Uses

  • Background To Low Plants
  • Screening

Comments about Upright Elephant Ear Mayan Mask:

These bulbs are of good quality. They are slow to establish, but make a lovely background plant for lower-growing plants. Good as a natural screen. Also good in large pots on a patio or entry. Be patient and you will be rewarded with a beautiful plant.

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Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

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