Colocasia and Alocasia, both commonly known as Elephant Ears, are tropical perennials from southern Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Guinea, parts of Australia, and the Pacific Islands. Gardeners love these easy-to-grow plants for their bold, architectural foliage to help give definition to outdoor spaces and to complement colorful flowers. As the summer wears on and other plants grow weary, Elephant Ears become more vigorous – colorful right up until the first frost! Plant in spring when the soil has warmed in a full- to part-sun location in wet or moisture-retentive soil, and feed and water regularly for best results. Elephant Ears are also popular houseplants and can be grown in large containers with plenty of watering and added humidity.
AM019601 (Plant - 3.5" Pot)
AM019602 (Tray of 9)
Metallica Elephant Ear
Alocasia plumbae Metallica
Heart-shaped dark green glossy foliage with purple veins on underside.
Half Sun / Half Shade
Foliage plant all season
48-60" tall (4-5 feet)
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Loamy Soil, Well-Drained Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Easy To Grow, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Good For Containers
Perennial in zones 7-10. Can be grown as annuals in zones 4-6.
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Skin and eye irritant. All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested. Toxic to dogs and cats.
Spring / Summer
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