Non-invasive elephant ears - Knowledgebase Question

St. Cloud, Fl
Question by girlingarden
March 10, 2009
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


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Answer from NGA
March 10, 2009

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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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