I think this is the nicest of all Elephant ear plants, the tropical look is instant. Can grow 6-8 feet in its first year, a mature specimen can exceed heights of 12 feet with individual leaves 5 feet wide. The leaves are thick and are held firmly upright by the stout stems, making the size more manageable in the landscape. It is capable of growing in full sun if well-irrigated and planted in rich organic soil. In shade or partial shade, very little work is required to grow this beautiful specimen once it becomes established. We grow only Tissue culture plants so disease free 12" or more high when shipped.