Portora is truly a spectacular upright elephant ear. It is a large, stunning specimen with broad, wavy, scalloped leaves and purple stalks that will grow up to 10 feet tall. You can grow this plant in full to part sun. This is truly an architectural specimen plant for any garden.

John Derrick
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Alocasia Portora Elephant Ear, aka Persian Palm or Portadora Image

Additional Classification Data

Family: Araceae
Genus: Alocasia
Species: None Identified
Cultivar: Portora

Portora Upright Elephant Ear in Columbia, SC

Portora Upright Elephant Ear in Columbia, SC

Hardiness Zones

USDA Zone 7b: to 5 °F

USDA Zone 8a: to 10 °F

USDA Zone 8b: to 15 °F

USDA Zone 9a: to 20 °F

USDA Zone 9b: to 25 °F

Plant Height

Height 4-6 ft.

Height 6-8 ft.

Height 8-10 ft.

Light Exposure

Light - 10% to 40% Shade

Light - 40% to 60% Shade

Growth Rate

Rate - Fast

Rate - Moderate

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Published/Updated on: 06-11-2019