Alocasia 'Portora' Ruffled Upright Elephant Ear Bulb

Alocasia 'Portora' Ruffled Upright Elephant Ear Bulb
Alocasia 'Portora' Ruffled Upright Elephant Ear Bulb

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A great option to grow around water features
SKU 29511
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Bulb Pack Size
Pack of 1
Key Characteristics
Zone

7 - 11

Mature Height

5 Feet

Mature Width

6 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Clay, Sandy

Description / Alocasia 'Portora' Ruffled Upright Elephant Ear Bulb

Introduce a touch of tropical grandeur to your garden with the Alocasia 'Portora' Ruffled Upright Elephant Ear. A tuberous perennial of distinct character, this plant is celebrated for its massive, erect leaves that stretch towards the sky. Its olive-green foliage, adorned with intriguing ruffles and dark purple veins, is held aloft by sturdy dusty purple stems, creating an impressive architectural display.

While Alocasia 'Portora' Ruffled, also known as the ruffled upright elephant's ear, blooms rarely, its tiny summer flowers provide a delightful feast for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Its rapid growth rate and upright habit make it an eye-catching focal point or a picturesque screen in your garden. It can also serve as a lush backdrop for vibrant flowers in beds and borders.

This tropical marvel thrives in large containers, both indoors and outdoors, although it may not reach its full growth potential when potted. It's an excellent choice for those looking to add a touch of the tropics to their pond margins or water gardens.

Despite its exotic appeal, the elephant ear is relatively easy to maintain. It thrives in warm temperatures and high humidity, preferring sunny to partially shaded spots with organically rich, moist, well-draining soil. It can tolerate a variety of soil types, from clay to loam and sandy soils, and even standing water. However, dry soil conditions are not ideal for this plant. Regular fertilization during the growing season and a little afternoon shade will keep it in top shape. To overwinter, simply lift the tubers after the first frost, clean, dry, and store them in a cool, dry location.

Product Details

Item Form Bulb
Bulb Pack Size Pack of 1
Genus Alocasia
Variety 'Portora'
Product Classification Bulbs
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 7
USDA Zone High 11
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color Green
Bloom Season Start Early Summer
Foliage Color Medium Green
Characteristics Easy Care Plants
Uses Beds, Border, Containers
Zone 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
State Shipping Restrictions GU, PR, VI

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