Alocasia 'Portodora'

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Upright Elephant's Ear

Portodora Elephant's Ear is an impressive clump-forming plant with thick purple stems, and enormous dark green heart-shaped leaves that are heavily scalloped. It grows to about eight feet tall and about wide and is an impressive statement plant in any garden. Portodora prefers full sun or part shade but needs consistently moist soils and protection from drying or damaging winds. It is not hardy in Chicago and the bulb can lifted and stored in a dry, cool, dark location such as a cellar or crawl space and replanted in the following spring.

Plant Shape:
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Bloom Time:
January - February
November - December
Bloom Color:
Landscape Use:
Bedding or Border
Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest:
Resistant To Deer
Plant Type:
Hardiness Zone:
7 - 10