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Upright Elephant Ear Plant's large  green leaves and tall stems
The Upright Elephant Ear plant in a black, grey and beige basket
Upright Elephant Ear plant in a white pot
Detail of top side of the Upright Elephant Ear plant large green leaf
Close up of the Elephant Ear plant
Upright Elephant Ear plant in white pot

Upright Elephant Ear

Alocasia portodora

Regular price £50.00 £0.00

The  Upright Elephant Ear is an exotic Alocasia plant that will take centre stage in your living room. With its beautiful large, bright emerald leaves, this plant will make your home feel fresh and welcoming.

Upright elephant ears (Alocasia) have shiny leaves that often display colourful variegations. They can be grown indoors as well as out. 

Growing pot size: 21cm

Overall plant height including growing pot: 45-50cm

Key Benefits — Purifying and Dust trapping!

Plants with larger leaves like the Upright Elephant Ear are great air purifiers. As part of their photosynthesis, they remove the nasties lurking in your room.

Larger leaves are also excellent dust trappers, keeping toxins away from your lungs! 

Plant Care Tips: Upright Elephant Ear 

This Alocasia likes a bright spot, but not too much direct sun, think a south-facing window in the winter and north-facing in the summer. Water roughly once a week or after the top inch of soil has dried out. These beauties love a humid environment so make sure to mist yours frequently with a Bloombox Club mister!

These large houseplants are a little on the fussy side. Along with misting and watering, you should wipe its leaves if you notice a build-up of dust, to make sure it can photosynthesise properly. With a little bit of love, these amazing plants will give back so much more and look incredible in a large room.

The Upright Elephant Ear Story

Its growth may slow down in the colder months, don’t worry! It will flourish again in the spring.

Where is it from?

Native to southeast Asia

Who is the Upright Elephant Ear?

It receives the name ‘upright’ Elephant Ear because unlike other Alocasias, whose leaves hang down, this one points upwards. 

Good For You!

  • Humidifying: Large leaves plants like the Alocasias require more water to grow. Because of this, they also expel more water during transpiration, increasing air moisture. 

Is The Upright Elephant Ear The Right Plant For Me?

You Just need to make sure you give it the attention it needs and wipe the leaves off of dust to make sure this plant thrives in your home! 

Toxicity: Keep away from nibbly pets

How tall does it grow? The leaves can measure up to 2 metres across and, in its native habitat it can grow up to 4 metres tall. 

*Decorative pots sold separately 

A lovely plant that will bring the tropics to your home and look after your wellbeing! Get your Hardy Elephant Ear today!

Looking for care information?

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