Alocasia Elephant Ears

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Need to make a giant statement? Or a bright-green tropical backdrop for you to relax beside with a fruity drink? Elephant Ears (Alocasia odora) is your go-to for fast visual impact and a giant, tropical accent! Lush cooling green fans on strong stems form upright fountains of greenery. You'll love the tropical effect these have anywhere they're planted!

Large heart-shaped leaves sprout in a fountain of soothing cool green, filling any landscape or container planting with instant tropical appeal! Sturdy stems hold these giant leaves up high and give a whimsical and structural feel with ease!

Growing from large tubers each spring, architectural and eye-catching Elephant Ears reach towering heights and their large leaves expand wide to draw the eye to any area. The fast growth is vivid in both sun and part shade through USDA growing zones 8 and up, but are fantastic annual accents in all growing zones. Perennial Colocasia corms are annual accents in all growing zones. The old leaves die off and can be removed to keep the plant looking neat and tidy.

Planting and Application:

These huge foliage accents work wonders in containers and the garden, and are amazing backdrops for your summer blooming flowers (or for your hammock)! Plant in high-style pots for elegant poolside displays or in groupings for an eye-catching presentation that also offers low screening around seating and entertainment areas. Anywhere Elephant Ears grow, it's certain to turn heads.

Alone as a specimen or mixed with other coarse foliage like Banana plants and graceful flowing plants like ferns or ornamental grasses. These bold and dramatic green accents add color and broad texture to any setting! Pot up in patio planters or containers on balconies for dramatic eye-catching displays. Use as pinpoint privacy around the pool, or as gorgeous accents and backdrops among other tropical plants.

  • Bright Green Heart-Shaped Leaves
  • Dramatic Tropical Garden Look
  • Great in Containers & Planters
  • Fast Growing, Great Visual Appeal
  • Warm-Climate Landscaping, Planter Specimen & Annual Accent

#ProPlantTips for Care:

For the best coloration, grow Colocasia in full sun or partial shade for the most color and plant them in organically rich well-drained soil. Colocasia are tolerant of both moderate to high moisture locations. Gardeners in zones 3-7 may overwinter the corms indoors. As soon as the temperatures drop below 40°F, dig the corms up, brush off excess soil and store them in dry peat moss or wood shavings. Place in a warm, dark and dry place with a temperature no higher than 50-60°F.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Well-Drained Highly Enriched Soil
  • Low-Maintenance Annual in Cold Climates
  • Dig Corms In Fall & Store In Cool Dark Place
  • Moderate to Higher Moisture

Big green and cooling tones, the large heart-shaped leaves add instant exotic and tropical flare to your landscaping with Alocasia Elephant Ears from Nature Hills Nursery!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Alocasia Elephant Ears Is Suited to Grow in Zones 8-11 (Annual 3-11)
Growing Zones 8-11 (Annual 3-11)
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Alocasia odora
Type Perennial
Mature Height 48 - 72 inches
Mature Spread 48 - 72 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Foliage Yellows
Spacing 36 inches