Upright Elephant Ear (Alocasia macrorrhizos) in the Elephant Ears (Alocasia) Database

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Common names:
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Botanical names:
Alocasia macrorrhizos Accepted
Alocasia macrorrhiza Unknown

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Plant Height: 6 to 13 feet (1.8-4m)
Plant Spread: 4 to 6 feet (1.2-1.8m)
Leaves: Other: Evergreen or seasonally dormant
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: creamy white to yellowish spathe
Bloom Size: 6"-12"
Over 12"
Flower Time: Other: Seasonal.
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Vegetable
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus. Toxic to cats and dogs.
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Remove seed from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination. Viability declines if seeds are allowed to dry. Soak overnight in distilled water and plant.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

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