Metallica Elephant Ear

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Metallica Upright Elephant Ear boasts large, heart-shaped leaves that are dark green above and silver-purple below. The puckered foliage has an interesting texture and is accented on the underside by dark purple veins. Sturdy stems hold the foliage upright, providing a bold focal point in containers, garden beds, and water gardens. Can also be grown as a houseplant in a large container. (Alocasia plumbae)
Zones 4 - 10
Advantages
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Easy To Grow
deer-resistant
Deer Resistant
rabbit-resistan
Rabbit Resistant
containers
Good For Containers
Light Requirements
half-sun--half-shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 48-60" tall (4-5 feet)
Bulb Spacing24-36" wide
Bloom TimeFoliage plant all season
SKUAM019607

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
Colocasia and Alocasia, both commonly known as Elephant Ears, are tropical perennials from southern Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Guinea, parts of Australia, and the Pacific Islands. Gardeners love these easy-to-grow plants for their bold, architectural foliage to help give definition to outdoor spaces and to complement colorful flowers. As the summer wears on and other plants grow weary, Elephant Ears become more vigorous – colorful right up until the first frost! Plant in spring when the soil has warmed in a full- to part-sun location in wet or moisture-retentive soil, and feed and water regularly for best results. Elephant Ears are also popular houseplants and can be grown in large containers with plenty of watering and added humidity.
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Associated SKUsAM019607
AM019601 (Plant - 3.5" Pot) - Out of stock.
AM019602 (Tray of 9) - Out of stock.
Common Name
Metallica Elephant Ear
Botanical Name
Alocasia plumbae Metallica
Foliage
Heart-shaped dark green glossy foliage with purple veins on underside.
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time
Foliage plant all season
Mature Height
48-60" tall (4-5 feet)
Bulb Spacing
24-36" wide
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Well-Drained Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Good For Containers
Additional Information
Perennial in zones 7-10. Can be grown as annuals in zones 4-6.
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As
Potted Plant
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Skin and eye irritant. All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested. Toxic to dogs and cats.
Neonicotinoid Free
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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