I've been growing Elephant Ears for many years, most recently in my water garden. I pot up the tubers in April, move them outside after frost and bring them back indoors, in the fall. They look exotic, but they pretty much look after themselves. The only real work is digging and storing them, which is the same as storing any other tender bulb-type plant. About's Landscaping Guide gives us the key to growing these giants and making Elephant Ears work in your garden design. If you are looking to add drama to your garden Elephant Ear's will do it.
If you think Elephant Ears make a statement in the garden, try ignoring the Elephant Ears in the room. Our Guide to Houseplants has a gallery of Elephant Ears in the genus Alocasia. Be sure to snap a few photos to enter in the Houseplant Photo Challenge