Alocasia macrorrhiza

("Upright Elephant ears / Giant Taro")

Alocasia macrorrhiza

Alocasia produce large, shiny green, arrow-head shaped leaves, with raised veins, that can grow up to 4 ft / 120 cm long and 2 ft / 60 cm wide (depending on the size of the tubers: the larger the tuber, the larger the leaves). The pointed end of the leaves grow skywards. They add a lush, dramatic, bold, tropical appearance to any garden, deck or landscape.

What You Need To Know Before You Plant:

When Will This Flower Bloom?

Mid Summer continuous into mid Fall

When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?


What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?

Full sun to partial shade

What Color Will the Flower Be?

Bold lush shiny green leaves (no flowers)

How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?

40 in / 100 cm

How Tall Will It Grow?

40-120 in / 100-300 cm

Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?


How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?

Along ponds, in large flower beds and containers.

Other Popular Varieties

Species only.

Additional Information

* PLANTING NOTE: top of the tubers should be covered with 2" / 5 cm of soil. Adjust the planting dept according to the size of your tubers.

About the Family

Alocasia Family

Native to the rainforests of Malaysia to Queensland (Australia) and has long been cultivated on many of the Pacific Islands and elsewhere in the tropics.

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