As a gardener, you often see on pictures of large, green leaves that so cleverly resemble those flappy elephant ears. After discovering maybe hundreds of pictures of elephant ear plants, you may find yourself filled with a desire to add these tropical beauties to your own garden.
Common name: Elephant Ear ‘Regal Shields’. Scientific name: Alocasia Regal Shields. Origin: Southeast Asia.
This Alocasia Regal Shields plant can grow to up to 9 feet tall. The Alocasia Regal Shields plant can develop at least 4 feet wide. If you have to give the plant some space to grow.
The Alocasia Regal Shields plant can use as edging, background plants, ground covers. It can be placed around ponds or along walkways or patio enclosures.
Their typical use is as an accent or focal point. These plants are suitable for growing in containers.
Sometimes their stems are used as a Vietnamese herb. The stalk is peeled and then cut. After that, the stem is for stir-frys and soups.
The Alocasia Regal Shields plant is happy to be grown indoors. The area must have bright, indirect light.
Place the plant near a south or north-facing window. Make sure that the plant gets bright light every day.
Make sure that you do not place the plant exposed to rays of sunlight and hit the leaves. This plant needs 70-85% sunlight, and the filtered sun is best.
During the cold winter months, you should relocate the plant indoors.