Do Elephant Ears Bloom - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by ruthacanon
September 23, 2002
Do elephant ears bloom.

Answer from NGA
September 23, 2002
Basically, yes. Elephant ear, a common name for different plants of Alocasia and Colocasia, will bloom. In some varieties the blooms are said to be fragrant. Here is a photo of a bloom from a Hawaiian plant.

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