Alocasia odora Upright Elephant Ear Bulb

Alocasia odora Upright Elephant Ear Bulb
Alocasia odora Upright Elephant Ear Bulb

In stock

| Ships according to schedule
Shipping Schedule
The Biggest Leaves in the Garden
SKU 26244
Zone and Shipping details

Your zip code

Compatible with your zone See Details
Incompatible with your zone See Details
Ships according to schedule

Bulb Pack Size
Pack of 1
Key Characteristics

7 - 10

Mature Height

8 Feet

Mature Width

6 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained, Wet

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Sandy

Description / Alocasia odora Upright Elephant Ear Bulb

Nothing adds a note of lush tropical beauty quite like upright elephant ears. This easy-to-grow foliage plant always astonishes with its enormous, rippled, bright green leaves, held up and out from the center of the plant on thick stems. Happy in moist to wet soil, this tender perennial is a delight in any climate.

These beautiful leaves can reach more than a foot long and wide, with nice texturing from the ribs and veins. They are thick, so they can tolerate a good bit of direct sunlight, and they hold up well in rough weather. No need to pamper this elephant.

Expect this Alocasia odora upright elephant ear plant to reach 6 to 8 feet high at maturity, and 4 to 6 feet wide. If you are growing it in a container or only growing it from spring through fall each year (with the bulb stored during winter), it will stay smaller. But whatever size it reaches, upright elephant ear commands attention and interest.

Upright Elephant ear needs consistent soil moisture to thrive, and the more sun it gets, the wetter its soil can be. However, the bulb can rot underground in winter in too-wet soil, so lift it before first hard frost if you live north of Zone 7 or are growing it in a damp setting, such as a waterside planting or a boggy area of the garden. And if soil moisture is an issue, give it more shade.

Enjoy this low-maintenance, gorgeous foliage plant for many seasons to come.

Product Details

Item Form Bulb
Bulb Pack Size Pack of 1
Genus Alocasia
Species odora
Product Classification Bulbs, Perennials
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 7
USDA Zone High 10
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Special Features Easy Care Plants, Gift
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Foliage Interest, Houseplant, Ornamental, Outdoor
Zone 7, 8, 9, 10
State Shipping Restrictions GU, PR, VI

Related Products

Navigating through the elements of the carousel is possible using the tab key. You can skip the carousel or go straight to carousel navigation using the skip links.
As low as $22.50 Regular Price $45.00
Write Your Own Review
Only registered users can write reviews. Please Sign in or create an account