Alocasia macrorrhiza 'Upright Elephant Ear'

Elephant Ear

  • Huge plant with huge, glossy, bright green leaves
  • Makes people ask "What kind of plant is THAT!?"
  • Upright habit, great in the ground or large containers
  • Needs part or full shade (at least afternoon shade)
  • Can be kept over winter either as houseplant or bare bulb

Elephant Ear Growing and Maintenance Tips:

This is a Wow! plant.  You can keep it over winter as a houseplant; bring the entire pot in and place in a sunny spot.  Water about once every two weeks.  To keep as a bare bulb, before frost in the fall, chop the top of the plant off a couple inches above the soil.  Dig the bulb and store bare in a dark spot over winter.  In February when the days begin to get longer,  pot the bare bulb into good potting soil (with slow-release fertilizer added), place in a warm, sunny location; water very little until you see signs of growth on the stem.  They are slow to emerge in spring so be patient--they are worth the wait!


5-6 Feet


18-24 Inches


Characteristics & Attributes for Alocasia macrorrhiza 'Upright Elephant Ear'

House Plant
Great Foliage
Focal Point
Low Maintenance
Foliage Color
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Partial Sun
Full Shade