Upright Elephant Ears

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SKU
AM002903

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The Upright Elephant Ear is pure tropical expression with its enormous, skyward facing- foliage that lends a lush and breezy feel to any outdoor space. The huge, green leaves are the perfect touch to offset your favorite blooms or to be admired all on their own. This bulb is extremely easy to grow and ideal for containers. (Alocasia odora)
Zones 3 - 10
Advantages
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Easy To Grow
containers
Good For Containers
deer-resistant
Deer Resistant
rabbit-resistan
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
full-sun
Full Sun
half-sun--half-shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 48-72" tall (4-6 feet)
Bulb Spacing48-72" wide
Bloom TimeFoliage plant all summer
Item Package SizeBag of 1
SKUAM002903

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. Our bulbs are top size, which means up to 10 inches in circumference! Complete planting instructions are included.

More Information
SKUAM002903
Common Name
Upright Elephant Ear
Botanical Name
Alocasia odora
Item Package Size
Bag of 1
Foliage
Large, heart shaped, green glossy tropical leaves.
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time
Foliage plant all summer
Mature Height
48-72" tall (4-6 feet)
Bulb Spacing
48-72" wide
Bulb Size
9-11"
Planting Depth
Plant 4" deep.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Good For Containers, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Additional Information
Tender Perennial. Can be grown as a houseplant. Alternatively, in zones 3-6 grow as an annual, or as a potted plant during warmer months and brought indoors for cooler months.
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.
Neonicotinoid Free
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
No
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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 and all items are shipping to the same address, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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