Jumbo Upright Elephant Ear

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Need to make a giant and impactful landscape statement? Or a deep-green tropical backdrop for you to relax beside with a fruity drink? Well, this one will knock your guest's socks off! Large, heart-shaped leaves sprout in an impressive fountain of emerald green, filling any landscape or container planting with instant tropical appeal! Strong stems hold these giant leaves up high and give a whimsical and structural feel to your garden with ease!

Upright Jumbo Upright Elephant Ear (Alocasia) is a tremendous accent plant with huge leaves and are also incredibly easy to grow! Growing 4-6 feet tall and forming vase-shaped clumps 3-4 feet wide! Elephant Ears are your go-to for fast visual impact and a giant, tropical accent!

Growing from large corms each spring, Elephant Ears quickly reach towering heights and their large leaves expand to draw the eye to an area without fail! Elephant Ear corms can fill a large area in a single growing season!

Planting and Application:

Great as a stand-alone focal point, amazing as a 'thriller' in containers and the garden, and a fantastic backdrop for your other summer blooming flowers, hammock, or seating areas! Anywhere Elephant Ears grow, it is certain to draw lots of attention! Alocasia provides a dramatic green foil to your other blooms! Containers, planters, and in the ground, you won't go wrong with these fantastic focal points!

Shrugging off heat and humidity with ease, Elephant Ears look fantastic as bold specimen plantings around seating areas, as privacy around the pool, or as gorgeous accents and backdrops among other tropical plants. The upright growth means you can enjoy these plants without taking up loads of garden space!

Jumbo Alocasia performs best along the edge of a pool or water feature - any higher moisture location along streams, Rain Gardens, and that boggy area around the HVAC unit that can use some tropical flair. Use as privacy around the pool, or as gorgeous accents and backdrops among other tropical plants.

  • Statuesque Leaves in Bright Tropical Green
  • Shiny, Arrow-Shaped Upright Foliage & Very Prominent Veins
  • Outstanding Tropical-Looking Accent
  • The Perfect Thiller in Containers
  • Grow as an Indirect Light Houseplant, Landscape Specimen

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Loving rich, moist soil, Sun or part shade, provide regular moisture and a well-drained organic location for best results. Easy care and hardy perennial in zones 8-11 however colder zones will not miss out! These large tubers can be brought inside and/or saved for next year! Gardeners in zones 3-7 may overwinter the corms indoors covered with dry peat moss or wood shavings. Dig up the corms after the leaves have been dried by frost. Place in a warm, dark and dry place with a temperature no higher than 50-60°F.

  • Grow in Full Sun or Partial Shade
  • Moist Well-Drained Soil
  • Regular Fertility
  • Dig Corms in Fall & Store
  • Low-Maintenance Annual in Cold Climate

Create massive landscape impact and your own tropical paradise with Jumbo Upright Elephant Ears from Nature Hills Nursery, all you'll need is the fruity drink with an umbrella! Order quality corms and bulbs today and we'll ship your plants to you at the proper planting time for your growing zone!

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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Jumbo Upright Elephant Ear Is Suited to Grow in Zones 8-11
Growing Zones 8-11
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Alocasia
Type Perennial
Mature Height 4 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time After Foliage Yellows