Upright Elephant Ear

Alocasia ‘calidora’

  • Easy to grow tender tropical plant.
  • Very large upright leaves resemble giant elephant ears.
  • 3′ across wavy-edge leaves with thick green stems.
  • Grows best when temps stay above 50 F.
  • Fertilize every 2 weeks with 20-20-20 fertilizer.

Elephant Ears Calidora (also known as the Persian Palm) is a spectacular giant alocasia variety with classically shaped dark green tropical leaves and a very upright form. A great focal point in gardens, elephant ear Calidora can reach 4-8 feet in height. It prefers partial to full shade. Elephant Ear varieties are hardy in zones 7-10 as perennials and suitable in zones 4-6 as annuals. They are popular as annuals due to their rapid growth making a dramatic impact to the landscape within just one season.