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
Full Sun, Partial Shade
4 - 6 feet
4 - 5 feet
36 - 60 inches
Plant 2 - 4" below soil level. Keep well watered. Best to mulch if not grown in standing water.
Lift tubers in the fall and store in a frost-free location over winter. Replant the following spring after last frost.
Fast, establishes quickly.
Small white spathes, like jack-in-the-pulpit flowers, insignificant.
Huge, oval, heart shaped to arrow shaped leaves up to 2'+ long and 18" wide.
No pruning needed.
Deep moisture retentive soils. They are heavy feeders.
The taros replace the potato in tropical regions as a source of food known as 'poi'.
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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:
|2021 Spring Shipping Schedule
||Tender Annuals & Temperature Sensitive Plants|
||4/26/21 - 6/4/21
||3/29/21 - 6/4/21|
|Last Order Date
||All Zones: 5/31/21