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Upright Elephant Ear

Alocasia odora

Thick, glossy, upright foliage gives a tropical look in the garden or in containers.


Bloom Time:

Foliage plant all season

Mature Height:

48-72 In

Hardiness Zone:

8-10 Find your zone


Partial Sun,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow warm at 65-75°F in high light conditions. Keep soil evenly moist, never allow to completely dry. Use bottom heat to initiate sprouting. Once actively growing a moderate fertilizer program can begin. Provide 50% shade to avoid leaf scorch.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 45-60
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: High

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in professional potting soil deep enough so that the top of the bulb is 2-4" below the soil surface. Water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Easy to grow in partial sun to partial shade in well drained soil.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.