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Elephant Ear Alocasia sarawakensis 'Yucatan Princess'

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
ah-loh-KAH-see-ah sah-rah-wahk-EN-sis
Description

Yucatan Princess is a large leaf perennial plant in the arum family grown for its foliage. This particular elephant ear grows 4-8 feet tall and holds its glossy leaves high on stong chocolate brown stems. The leaves unfurl to puckered glossy gray-green leaves with maroon undersides. It is cold hardy to zone 9.

In NC use this plant in a container and bring inside in the winter. It will grow in average moist well-drained soils in sun to partial shade. Do not over-water. Fertilize periodically throughout the growing season.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Yucatan Princess'
    Dark green to black upright leaves
Tags:
#tropical#specimen#container plant#large leaves#mass planting#glossy leaves#border front#border middle#urban conditions tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Yucatan Princess'
    Dark green to black upright leaves
Tags:
#tropical#specimen#container plant#large leaves#mass planting#glossy leaves#border front#border middle#urban conditions tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Alocasia
    Species:
    sarawakensis
    Family:
    Araceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Borneo
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    6-feet-12 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    Rarely blooms
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Large glossy leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Design Feature:
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Urban Conditions