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Elephant Ear

Colocasia esculenta

This striking plant has wide green leaves that resemble an elephant's ear.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Foliage plant all season

Mature Height:

36-60 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

8-10 Find your zone

Exposure:

Partial Sun,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow at 75-80°F in high light conditions with 70% humidity. Keep soil evenly moist but not overly wet and never completely dry. Use bottom heat to initiate sprouting. Once actively growing begin a moderate fertilizer program for these heavy feeders.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 65-70
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: High

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in professional potting soil deep enough so that the top of the bulb rests at the soil surface. Water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot. Note, top of bulb has rings.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Easy to grow in partial sun to partial shade in well drained soil. Excellent plant for containers which can then be easily lifted in northern climates where they may not survive the winter if left unprotected.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.