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Portora Upright Elephant Ear

SKU: AM005802
per Bag of 1
No longer available this season.
'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)
key features
Botanical Name
Alocasia Portora
Growing Zones
Zone 3, 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, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
72-96" tall (6-8 feet)
Bloom Time
Foliage plant all summer


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.