Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Spring
Color Green
Growth Habit Clumping, Upright
Bloom Season Summer through Fall

Plant Characteristics Easy to Grow & Maintain
Use Container Garden, House Plant, Landscaping
Growing Conditions Outdoor, Wet Area Tolerant
Plant Resistance Deer, Rabbit

About Upright - Elephant Ear Bulbs

Alocasia macrorrhiza

Seed Type Bulb

These Upright Elephant Ears are most impressive. This variety has the technical name of Alocasia Macrorrhiza. Unlike other Elephant Ears, it has huge, thick, leathery, upright leaves. These easy-to-grow plants appear as though reaching for the sky and can grow as high as 10 feet in tropical climates and 8 feet in less warm areas, once fully matured

Planting Information

Planting Upright - Elephant Ear Bulbs

Planting Season Spring
Light Requirement Partial Shade
Planting Depth 4 to 6 inches Deep
Plant Height 48 to 72 inches, Up to 96 inches in Tropical Climates
Plant Spacing 2 to 4 feet
Water Needs High
Hardiness Zones 8, 9, 10, 11
Bulb Size 5 to 7 inches circumference
View our Elephant Ears Planting Guide to learn more.


Recommended Coverage
1 Bulb / Spring-Planted | Ships in Spring Up to 0.5 Sq. Ft
3 Bulbs / Spring-Planted | Ships in Spring Up to 1 Sq. Ft
5 Bulbs / Spring-Planted | Ships in Spring Up to 1.75 Sq. Ft

Companions Plants

Companion Plants for Upright - Elephant Ear Bulbs