Upright Elephant Ear Portora

 

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Regular Price: $25.98

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Add drama to the summer garden with the Upright Elephant Ear Portora. Huge, upward-facing foliage grows to be 72-96” and can be planted both in the garden and containers.

Zones 3 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Containers
Containers
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 72-96" tall (6-8' tall)
Bulb Spacing4-6' apart
Bloom Time Foliage plant all summer
Size Bag of 1 - Bulb Size: 9-11"
SKU ASB9F01

Plant Information

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.

SKU ASB9F01
Common Name Upright Elephant Ear
Botanical Name Alocasia portora
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade
Foliage Upright clump with giant, green, heavily ruffled leaves.
Mature Height 72-96" tall (6-8' tall)
Bulb Size 9-11"
Bulb Spacing 4-6' apart
Planting Depth Plant 4" deep
Bloom Time Foliage plant all summer
Plant Type / Life Cycle Annual
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Easy to Grow, Containers
Additional Information Hardy in zones 8-10
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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 ‘Plant Information’ section 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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4.0

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3.0

Nice foliage plant

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from South Texas

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Pros

  • Attractive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Lawn
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Upright Elephant Ear Portora:

    Purchased two bulbs one sprouted the other took forever and months later looks like a standard small elephant ear. I realize that it takes years for bulbs to mature and attain the size that is advertised. I'm hopeful that next season will be better.

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    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Started slow, but turned up impressive-Made 2 out of 1

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    from Georgia, SE UsA

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    Pros

    • Attractive

    Cons

    • Pests & Disease

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors
    • Patio
    • Pool Area

    Comments about American Meadows Upright Elephant Ear Portora:

    Bulb concerned me at beginning of the season as it started to rot. Uprooted, washed off, replanted in alternating sun light. It began to grow.....
    Made 2 strong plants out of this bulb.
    about 1 1/f ft tall now. Really strong.
    Used 20-20-20 if that helps

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    4.0

    Growing nicely

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    from New Orleans, LA

    Comments about American Meadows Upright Elephant Ear Portora:

    Have been satisfied with this purchase

    • Was this a gift?:
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    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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