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

Answer from NGA
March 10, 2009


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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