Portora Upright Elephant Ear

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'Portora' Elephant Ear delivers huge, upward-facing foliage that grows to be 72-96” tall. Planted in the garden or in containers, this upright variety's deep leaf ribs and thick stem stalks will transform outdoor areas into lush, personal paradises. (Alocasia portora)
Zones 3 - 10
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Good For Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size72-96" tall (6-8 feet)
Bulb Spacing48-72" wide
Bloom TimeFoliage plant all summer
SizeBag of 1
SKUAM005802

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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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.

More Information
SKUAM005802
Common Name
Portora Upright Elephant Ear
Botanical Name
Alocasia Portora
Item Package Size
Bag of 1
Foliage
Upright clump with giant, green, heavily ruffled leaves.
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time
Foliage plant all summer
Mature Height
72-96" tall (6-8 feet)
Bulb Spacing
48-72" wide
Bulb Size
9-11 cm
Planting Depth
Plant 4" deep.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Good For Containers
Additional Information
Perennial in zones 8-10. Annual in zones 3-7.
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Skin and eye irritant. All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested. Toxic to dog and cats.
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
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