Colocasia Esculenta

Colocasia Esculenta

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$8.95 for 1 big bulb

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The scoop on Colocasia Esculenta

This is the classic big-leafed elephant ear plant - a dramatic addition to any landscape design. With mature heights of 4 to 6 feet and huge 18" swaying leaves, esculenta adds a coveted tropical flair. Overwinters outside in zone 8 and warmer. Grow in an oversized container and bring indoors in colder climates.

Why Grow Elephant Ears?

  • Few plants are as bold and impressive as these.
  • Excellent for height and drama.
  • No need to travel across the world for a touch of the tropics.
Chicago and Denver, you CAN grow these. Simply treat them like cannas and dahlias, outside for the summer and sleeping in a cool, dark place for the winter. See Planting Guide (right) for more details.
Botanical Name: Colocasia Esculenta
Common Name: Elephant ears, taro plant
Growing Zones: 8-10 outside; elsewhere lift and store bulbs indoors for winter
Sun/Shade: Sun, partial sun
Flower Color: Dramatic foliage plant
Height: 4-6 feet
Plant/Bulb Size: 7-9" bulb (circumference), measured in loop top to bottom
Bloom Timing: Summer through fall
Pkg. Count: 1 big bulb