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PlantFiles: Elephant Ear
Alocasia grandis 'Purple Prince'

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Alocasia (a-loh-KAY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: grandis (GRAN-dees) (Info)
Cultivar: Purple Prince

18 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive gothqueen On Nov 6, 2008, gothqueen from Gainesville, FL wrote:

Simply one of the best Alocasias around. Will grow outdoors in a protected location in Zone 8B-9A. The coloration on the leaves can be stunning.

Positive amorning1 On Sep 28, 2003, amorning1 from Islamorada, FL wrote:

Extremely Similar to A. Mark Cambell


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Sparkman, Arkansas
Bartow, Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Palm Bay, Florida
Rockledge, Florida
Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
Kyle, Texas

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