Elephant ear flower seeds are contained in a hard shelled pod. It takes months for the orange seeds to mature, during which time the pods hang from the plant. They are a rare sight in most gardens, but in warm climates, established plants may develop a spathe and spadix, which house the male and female flowers.
Once pollinated, they develop into fruits filled with many little seeds. The seed pods on an elephant ear plant must be cracked open to reveal the numerous seeds.
Do Alocasia Elephant Ears Have Seeds?
Do Alocasia elephant ears have seeds? They do reproduce through seed but it takes years before you will get the big beautiful leaves. Older plants in good conditions will produce a spathe and spadix that will eventually produce seed pods. Elephant ear flower seeds are only viable a short time, so if you want to plant them, harvest the pods and use them as soon as possible.
Planting Elephant Ear Flower Seeds
Once seedlings appear, which may be as long as 90 days after planting, move the tray to a location with indirect but bright light.
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
P.S. That’s a great looking Alocasia but I’m not sure which one.
You can remove the cover (bottom of the spathe) to get a better look at the berries. The berries must be allowed to mature before you remove them from the plant. You’ll know they’re ripe when they turn red or orange.