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Stingray Elephant's Ear

Alocasia macrorrhizos 'Stingray'

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Stingray Elephant's Ear (Alocasia macrorrhizos 'Stingray') at All Seasons Nursery

Stingray Elephant's Ear

Stingray Elephant's Ear

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Stingray Elephant's Ear (Alocasia macrorrhizos 'Stingray') at All Seasons Nursery

Stingray Elephant's Ear foliage

Stingray Elephant's Ear foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  6 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  8

Other Names:  Alocasia, Taro

Brand:  Hort Couture

Description:

An unusual variety with large ribbed leaves in the shape of a stingray; elegant as a large accent or screening; can tolerate some cold and grows well in containers

Ornamental Features

Stingray Elephant's Ear features solitary conical creamy white hooded flowers with white centers rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive large glossy fan-shaped leaves remain dark green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Stingray Elephant's Ear is an open herbaceous evergreen perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Stingray Elephant's Ear is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Stingray Elephant's Ear will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets.

Stingray Elephant's Ear is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
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