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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

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

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

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Veined

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

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

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

Extremely Similar to A. Mark Cambell