The Alocasia Macrorrhiza 'Elephants Ear'


Large & Loveable

A contemporary look can be created with a potted version

Thriving in a garden bed for a tropical feel


Elephants ears often become an instant favourite to everyone who sees them. With it's striking oversized, lime green leaves resting on long arching stems, they bring a flavour of the tropics to any garden. 

The Alocasia macrorrhiza, is a perennial tropical plant with large glossy leaves. Their leaves can grow up to about a metre long, each with unique colouring. Suitable for warmer or tropical climates, this fast growing plant can reach up to 1.5 metres in total or more in the right conditions. In a colder parts of the yeah the plant can die down but will reshoot when the weather warms up again. 

This plant works well in pots and can thrive inside and out. They also work beautifully as an accent plant in garden beds. The elephants ears love a fair bit of light and can even take full sun, but they’re also thirsty so the more light they get, the more water they need.