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

Notes:
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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