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Elephant Ear

Magnificent Leaves Grow to 2' Long!
Plant this impressive specimen in your garden or patio container and enjoy a tropical feel all year long. Huge, 18" wide leaves of deep green create a textural contrast in sunny spaces. Perfect as a container plant that can be moved indoors during the cool weather of late fall and winter.
  • Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Height 4 - 6 feet
  • Bloom Time Rarely flowers
  • Light Requirements Full Sun, Partial Shade

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  • Botanical Name:

    Colocasia esculenta

  • Height: 4 - 6 feet
  • Ship As: 7-9" BULB
  • Lift In Fall: 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Spacing: 3 - 5'
  • Spread: 4 - 5'
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Color: white
  • Foliage Type: Huge, oval, heart shaped to arrow shaped leaves up to 2'+ long and 18" wide.
  • Bloom Time: Rarely flowers
  • Flower Form: Small white spathes, like jack-in-the-pulpit flowers, insignificant.
  • Planting Instructions: Plant 2 - 4" below soil level. Keep well watered. Best to mulch if not grown in standing water.
  • Soil Requirements: Deep moisture retentive soils. They are heavy feeders.
  • Growth Rate: Fast, establishes quickly.
  • Pruning: No pruning needed.
  • Winter Care: Lift tubers in the fall and store in a frost-free location over winter. Replant the following spring after last frost.
  • Additional Information: The taros replace the potato in tropical regions as a source of food known as 'poi'.
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI PR

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