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Alocasia macrorhizos
Common Name: Upright Elephant Ears Family: Araceae (The Arum Family)

This giant elephant ear is quite different from the typical Colocasia. esculenta. The leaves are thick, sculpted and glossy green and are held upright on dramatically rigid stems. A large specimen is guaranteed to stop visitors to your garden in their tracks! Reportedly hardy in zone 8 if the tuber is protected. Makes an excellent and dramatic houseplant if you don’t want to risk it.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia and the Pacific - Indian Subcontinent

ClassEvergreen Primary Bloom ColourGreen
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom Colour
Height4-6' Bloom TimeSummer
Spread3-5' FragranceNo
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Full - Part Shade Sun Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureMoist Average Stem Colour
Hardiness7b-10 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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