Elephants Ear - Rubra

Regular price R 265.00
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Scientific Name: Alocasia macrorrhiza Rubra
Synonyms: Elephants ear Rubra, Alocasia Rubra, Giant Taro

  • Elegant deep green foliage with dark purple undersides
  • Will grow into a large statement specimen
  • Gorgeous tropical foliage
  • Adores bright humid conditions
  • Plant level: Intermediate 

Comes in a 19cm Nursery Pot.

The Elephants Ear 'Rubra' is a much-loved family member of the Alocasia tribe and is prized for their ability to create an impactful focal point, be it on a sheltered patio or indoors.

These beauties have been designed to grow to point upwards to the sky, revealing their deep purple undersides which are their main attraction. As with all Elephants Ear houseplants they can grow into large specimens, adding to their tropical charm.

These are definitely some of the easier Alocasia to grow as houseplants and thrive happily indoors if provided with the correct care and attention, creating that much desired tropical look. These beauties offer a remarkable depth of colour and will make the ultimate statement plant if placed on its own or will add texture, tone and variation to a perfectly curated plant corner.

Provide your Elephants Ear "Rubra" houseplant with a warm brightly lit location but be sure not to expose it to direct sunlight as this can damage the glossy textured leaves. This enchanter is also very fond of high humidity, so if you have a warm bright bathroom, this will be a great location. 

Pair with a planter of choice, be it a bold statement to draw in onlookers or a contemporary simplicity to add a touch of elegance, this gorgeous plant will look good however it is dressed up.

Please note: Elephants Ears can cause digestive discomfort if eaten, keep out of reach of children and pets.

Follow these care instructions to keep your Elephant's Ear 'Rubra' happy & healthy.

Water: Keep soil evenly moist, but not saturated, and ensure that the drainage is good. During winter reduce watering and allow the plant to dry out slightly.
Light: Bright, indirect light, keep away from direct sunlight.
Humidity: Enjoys a humid environment and good airflow. Normal room humidity should be fine but will enjoy a bright bathroom.
Fertilize: Diluted balanced feed every two weeks, Spring to Autumn. Avoid feeding in winter as this can lead to weak leggy growth.

We use a network of vetted couriers to safely deliver your order. The costs and delivery times are as follows:

Collections: 6 Roodehek Street, Gardens, Cape Town
No Charge. We'll notify you once your order is ready, usually 1-2 days after day of order.

Cape Town & Surrounds
R50 fee, delivery usually within 2-4 working days after day of order.

Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc)
R85 fee, delivery usually within 4-7 working days after day of order.

Regional Areas (e.g. Hermanus)
R100 fee, delivery 2-5 days after day of order (CPT regional), 4-7 days (rest of SA)

LARGE PLANTS (20cm nursery pot and above)
A custom shipping rate will be calculated at checkout based on your address and number of items selected.


Unfortunately, we are not able to deliver to rural areas, such as farms.

Elephants Ear - Rubra
Elephants Ear - Rubra
Elephants Ear - Rubra
Elephants Ear - Rubra
Elephants Ear - Rubra
Elephants Ear - Rubra