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Upright Elephant Ear 'Calidora'

Posted on August 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Alocasia macrorrhiza 'Calidora'  Upright Elephant Ear

  • Height:  12' - 15'  tall and 6' - 8'  wide
  • Hardiness:  USDA hardiness zone 9-11
  • Uses:  Beds & Borders, Containers

One of the easiest plants to grow is the Upright Elephant Ear.  It adds a tropical flair to any planting.  Happiest when planted in morning sun it can also grow well in full sun with ample moisture.  Over time the bulb develops an elongated trunk which can be dug up and stored dormant over the winter or can be grown on if indoor space is available.  Spider mites can be a pest of this plant indoors.  Small 'baby' plants or 'pups' will form at the base of the plant which can then be divided.  This is the most common variety of Alocasia found at retail garden centers.

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