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Elephant Ear

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Elephant Ear

Grow a staycation

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3 per pack

3 per pack

Out Of Season
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  • Tropical flair in the home and garden
  • Massive 18" leaves
  • Makes a great potted plant
  • Zone 3-10
  • Height 4 - 6 feet
  • Flowering Date Rarely flowers
  • Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Ship As 7-9" BULB

We ship this item in Spring.

Cannot ship to: AE AK GU HI PR

Product Description

We could all use a taste of the tropics in our garden design, just something that makes the backyard feel more like a vacation, right? The massive, 18" wide leaves of Elephant Ear transform its surroundings, bringing island sunshine to your home. You can put Elephant Ear in a water garden, right on the edge of a pond or in a marshy area. We also love this one as a container plant. You can set it up right next to your patio furniture to create a mood when you're out lounging. Or you can bring your container garden out into the yard as a feature. Elephant ear does great in a big pot with some caladiums or coleus for color. Either way, in winter, you can roll the pot indoors to protect it from damaging frost and fill your home with tropical flair in the process—it'll be an easy pick-me-up through gloomy winter weather. Colocasia esculenta

Product Details

  • Botanical Name:

    Colocasia esculenta
  • Form: Perennial
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 4 - 6 feet
  • Spread: 4 - 5 feet
  • Spacing: 36 - 60 inches
  • Hardiness Zone: 3-10
  • Flowering Date: Rarely flowers
  • Planting Instructions: Plant 2 - 4" below soil level. Keep well watered. Best to mulch if not grown in standing water.
  • Winter Care: Lift tubers in the fall and store in a frost-free location over winter. Replant the following spring after last frost.
  • Shipped: 7-9" BULB
  • Growth Rate: Fast, establishes quickly.
  • Shipping Season: Spring
  • Flower Color: White
  • Flower Form: Small white spathes, like jack-in-the-pulpit flowers, insignificant.
  • Lift Zone: 3- 6
  • Foliage Type: Huge, oval, heart shaped to arrow shaped leaves up to 2'+ long and 18" wide.
  • Pruning: No pruning needed.
  • Soil Requirement: Deep moisture retentive soils. They are heavy feeders.
  • Additional Information: The taros replace the potato in tropical regions as a source of food known as 'poi'.
  • Restricted States: AE AK GU HI PR


When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2022 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Houseplants & Tropicals
1A-3B 5/6/22 - 6/3/22
4A-4B 5/6/22 - 6/3/22
5A 5/6/22 - 6/3/22
5B 5/2/22 - 6/3/22
6A 4/28/22 - 6/3/22
6B 4/25/22 - 6/3/22
7A 4/14/22 - 6/3/22
7B 4/11/22 - 6/3/22
8A & 8B 4/4/22 - 6/3/22
9A - 10B 3/28/22 - 6/3/22
Last Order Date All Zones: 5/30/22

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