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Upright Elephant Ears

SKU: AM002903
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Shipping begins the week of March 18th, 2024
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)
key features
Botanical Name
Alocasia odora
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Striking Foliage, Container Planting
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10, Zone 11
Hardiness Zone
Zone 9, Zone 10, Zone 11
Bring indoors in colder zones
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
4-6' tall
Bulb Spacing
48-72" wide
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. Our bulbs are top size, which means up to 10 inches in circumference! Complete planting instructions are included.