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Alocasia macrorrhizos (Giant elephant's ear)

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
4m
Max height
3m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Alocasia macrorrhizos

Other names

Giant elephant's ear

Genus

Alocasia Alocasia

Species

A. macrorrhizos - A. macrorrhizos is a tall perennial with with large shield-shaped green leaves.


Alocasia macrorrhizos is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming

Foliage

Bright-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Red spider mite (box and other) Red spider mite (box and other)

Foot and root rot Foot and root rot

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Alocasia macrorrhizos (Giant elephant's ear) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 3m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Conservatory, Containers, Drought Tolerant, Flower Arranging, Indoor, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Grow under glass in an aerated mix containing bark, coarse perlite and peat moss, in bright, filtered light. Water moderately when in growth. Keep almost dry in the winter.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Alocasia macrorrhizos

Other names

Giant elephant's ear

Genus

Alocasia Alocasia

Species

A. macrorrhizos - A. macrorrhizos is a tall perennial with with large shield-shaped green leaves.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Foliage

Bright-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Red spider mite (box and other)

Specific diseases

Foot and root rot

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Alocasia macrorrhizos (Giant elephant's ear) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 3m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Conservatory, Containers, Drought Tolerant, Flower Arranging, Indoor, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Grow under glass in an aerated mix containing bark, coarse perlite and peat moss, in bright, filtered light. Water moderately when in growth. Keep almost dry in the winter.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9

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