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Colocasia Esculenta
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Colocasia Esculenta

Like the other members of this family, Big Leaf Elephant Ears have huge, impressive leaves that sway gently with the slightest breeze, adding movement and interest to your garden. These herbaceous perennials make striking statements in the landscape and are not for conventional or timid gardeners. If you have visited Hawaii and eaten Poi, this important tropical crop plant is the source. An outstanding addition to a pond or stream garden, where it will thrive in moist soil. Go ahead and let your wild side out!

$7.95
1 very large bulb
  • Planting Guide
    PLANTING
    DEPTH

    Plant bulbs 8-10" deep

    WATER

    Water lightly until top growth appears, Regularly thereafter.

    SUNLIGHT

    Full sun to very light shade

    PLANTING
    PROXIMITY

    12-15" apart

  • Additional Details
    Common Name:

    Big Leaf Elephant Ears

    Botanical Name:

    Colocasia esculenta

    Exposure:

    Partial shade

    Hardiness:

    Zones 8-10, elsewhere lift in fall and store bulb indoors

    Height:

    4-5 feet

    Color:

    Giant green heart-shaped leaves

    Bloom Season:

    Inconspicuous blooms; grown for large, striking foliage

    Bulb/Plant Size:

    11-13" bulb

    Number:

    1 very large bulb