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Elephant Ear in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Alocasia cuprea

 

Elephant Ear

Alocasia foliage is large and ribbed. The arrow-shaped leaves sit on large petioles and they can reach up to 2m long! It doesn't cope well with direct sunlight so keep it in partial shade. Alocasia cuprea - Elephant's Ears - is a clump-forming rhizomatous perennial with arrowhead-shaped foliage that usually emerges green, and develops a mix of copper and deep green with a silvery sheen veined pattern, and maturing to a more coppery colourw. Good as an indoor container plant, or outside in warm, shaded gardens.

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plant Features
  • Elephant Ear likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Elephant Ear likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Elephant Ear is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Elephant Ear likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

 
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plant information

Common name

Elephant Ear

Latin name

Alocasia cuprea

type

Perennial

family

Araceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Elephant Ear likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Elephant Ear is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Elephant Ear likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

  • Water

    Elephant Ear likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Elephant Ear is 0.80meters x 1.00meters 0.80 M 1.00 M

Alocasia cuprea

Alocasia foliage is large and ribbed. The arrow-shaped leaves sit on large petioles and they can reach up to 2m long! It doesn't cope well with direct sunlight so keep it in partial shade. Alocasia cuprea - Elephant's Ears - is a clump-forming rhizomatous perennial with arrowhead-shaped foliage that usually emerges green, and develops a mix of copper and deep green with a silvery sheen veined pattern, and maturing to a more coppery colourw. Good as an indoor container plant, or outside in warm, shaded gardens.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

In temperate climates, Alocasia is usually grown in a heated greenhouse or as a conservatory plant. Alocasias need rich soil that is moist (not saturated) but well-drained. Plant in partial shade. Indoors, grow in filtered light. Provide high humidity. In warm climates, similar to their native humid and tropical Southeast Asia, elephant ears will grow as perennials. In cooler areas they will need to be replanted each year.

 
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