Silver Leaf Elephant Ear (Colocasia fallax) in the Elephant Ears (Colocasia) Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Plant Height: 14 to 18 inches (36-46cm)
Leaves: Variegated
Fruit: Other: Yellow
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Spathe yellowish shading to purplish. Spadix yellow
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Other: Seasonal
Underground structures: Tuber
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus. Toxic to cats and dogs.
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Remove seed from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Stolons and runners
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern

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Location: Czech Republic, greenhouse Fata Morgana - Prague Botanic Garden - TrojaDate: 2006-02-12Photo courtesy of: Ivo Antusek
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