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Borneo Giant Elephant Ear

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Borneo Giant Elephant Ear is a monumental cultivar that can reach up to 8 feet tall in its first year and matures to up to 12 feet tall. Stunning 3-to-4-foot large heart-shaped leaves stand upright on thick, sturdy stems. With its architectural presence, Borneo Giant can be used to create a focal point in the garden, or create the feeling of a secluded outdoor room for a lush, relaxing retreat. (Alocasia macrorrhiza).
key features
Botanical Name
Alocasia macrorrhiza Borneo Giant
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Container Planting
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
Up to 144" tall (12 feet)
Bloom Time
Foliage plant all season


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.