Skip to product information
1 of 5

Upright Elephant Ear Bulbs

Upright Elephant Ear Bulbs

Plant in Spring Pre-Order; Ships Spring 2023
When will these bulbs ship to me?
Size Price Savings Quantity
1 Bulb Spring-Planted | Ships in Spring $18.99
3 Bulbs Spring-Planted | Ships in Spring $50.99 10% Savings
5 Bulbs Spring-Planted | Ships in Spring $75.99 ($15.20/each) 20% Savings
Select options
Select one or more options above to add to cart.
  • These arrowhead-shaped leaves are forever stuck in sun salutation
  • Tender Perennial; Bold and Striking Foliage Reminiscent of Elephant Ears
  • Perfect Choice for Focal Point or Creating a Tropical-Style Garden; Grows All Summer Until Frost
  • Thrives and Prefers Partial Shade
View full details



Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Spring
Color Green
Growth Habit Clumping, Upright
Bloom Season Summer through Fall

Plant Characteristics Easy to Grow & Maintain
Use Container Garden, House Plant, Landscaping
Growing Conditions Outdoor, Wet Area Tolerant
Plant Resistance Deer, Rabbit

About Upright Elephant Ear Bulbs

Alocasia macrorrhiza

Seed Type Bulb

The most impressive Elephant Ears variety, the Upright (Alocasia macrorrhiza) won't go unnoticed in your garden! Unlike regular Elephant Ears, the huge thick leathery Upright leaves will reach to the sky. Upright Elephant Ears can grow up to 10 feet in tropical climates and up to 8 feet in warm areas once fully matured. Easy to grow and magnificent!

Planting Information

Planting Upright Elephant Ear Bulbs

Planting Season Spring
Light Requirement Partial Shade
Planting Depth 4 to 6 inches Deep
Plant Height 48 to 72 inches, Up to 96 inches in Tropical Climates
Plant Spacing 2 to 4 feet
Water Needs High
Hardiness Zones 8, 9, 10, 11
Bulb Size 5 to 7 inches circumference
View our Elephant Ear Planting Guide to learn more.


Recommended Coverage
1 Bulb / Spring-Planted | Ships in Spring Up to 0.5 Sq. Ft
3 Bulbs / Spring-Planted | Ships in Spring Up to 1 Sq. Ft
5 Bulbs / Spring-Planted | Ships in Spring Up to 1.75 Sq. Ft

Companions Plants

Companion Plants for Upright Elephant Ear Bulbs