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Elephant's Ear

Elephant's Ear

Regular price $48.40 USD
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Plant Type: Succulents
Plant Height: 3-6 feet
Spread: 2-3 feet
Flower Color: yellow-green
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


The Elephant's Ear, scientifically known as Alocasia, is a group of tropical perennial plants characterized by their large, striking leaves. These leaves are typically broad and arrow or heart-shaped, resembling an elephant's ear, which gives the plant its common name. Elephant's Ear plants can grow to about 3 to 6 feet in height and have a spread of 2 to 3 feet, though they can become larger in ideal growing conditions.

Native to tropical and subtropical Asia to Eastern Australia, Elephant's Ear plants are popular in gardens and as indoor plants for their dramatic foliage. The leaves are usually a deep green, and some species have leaves with contrasting veins or variegation, adding to their visual appeal.

Elephant's Ear plants prefer partial shade but can tolerate full sun if they are kept well-watered. They thrive in moist, well-drained soil rich in organic matter. In cooler climates, they are often grown as annuals or indoor plants.

While these plants are primarily grown for their foliage, they can produce flowers. The flowers are typically small and yellowish-green, resembling those of other members of the Araceae family, like calla lilies.

In landscaping, Elephant's Ear plants are used to create a tropical feel, and they are often a focal point due to their size and the visual impact of their foliage. They work well in containers, borders, or as standalone specimens. Care should be taken as all parts of the plant are toxic if ingested, and the sap can cause skin irritation in some individuals.

Overall, Elephant's Ear plants are a stunning addition to any garden or home, offering a lush, tropical aesthetic. Their large leaves and dramatic presence make them a popular choice for gardeners and plant enthusiasts looking to add a bold statement to their plant collection.

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