The Q&A Archives: Non-invasive elephant ears

Question: I was wondering if there are certain elephant ears of the giant variety that are more clumping instead of running. I'm tired of pulling up

Answer: Calocasia tends to develop running roots; Alocasia tends to clump. Try planting one of these:
Alocasia macrorrhizos (Giant Upright Elephant Ear);
Alocasia macrorrhizos 'Shock Treatment'; or
Alocasia cucullata 'Yellow Tail' (Yellow-edge Hooded Elephant Ear).

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