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Elephant Ears
Year Introduced: 2010
Country of Origin: USA
Hybridizer or Originator: Ty Richard Strode

Data specific to Elephant Ears (Colocasia) (Edit)
Plant height: Medium (20-40 inches)
Tall (>40 inches)
Leaf base: Peltate
Leaf form: Wavy
Leaf surface (top of leaf): Dull (Matte)
Leaf color (top of leaf): Green
Leaf variegation color (top of leaf): Blackish
Deep green
Yellow green
Leaf main veins color (top of leaf): Yellow green
Petiole junction color (top of leaf): Red
Petiole color: Yellow
Red
Blackish
Other: Streaked

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Plant Height: 3 to 5 feet (.9-1.5 m)
Plant Spread: 2 to 4 feet (61-122cm)
Leaves: Variegated
Flower Time: Other: Seasonal
Underground structures: Tuber
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Will Naturalize
Eating Methods: Cooked
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: Other methods: Division
Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP21,995 (2011)
Goes Dormant
Parentage: Sport of: Midnight

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Location: backyard Date: 2016-05-05
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Location: Clemson, SCDate: 2015-06-12Colocasia Mojito Leaves
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Location: z5 MA, my gardenDate: 2011-07-31
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Location: z6a MA, My GardenDate: 2012-08-28Nice dark edge to underside of leaf.
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Location: z6a MA, my gardenDate: 2013-9-10
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Location: Clemson, SCDate: 2013-11-10Colocasia Mojito
By Deebie
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Location: Quad Cities Botanical Garden, Rock Island, Il.Date: 2012-07-01
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Location: all photos from my gardensDate: 2018-08-27
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Date: 2018-10-15
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Location: cDate: 2011-09-02
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Location: Sun Zone 6aDate: 2012-08-08
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Location: Miami, FLDate: 2013-12palm hammock orchid estate nursery: Colocasia esculenta 'Mohito'
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Location: backyard Date: 2015-06-29
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Location: Beautiful Tennessee, Ooltewah NurseryDate: 7-21-2017interesting splash of color
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Location: backyard Date: 2016-04-19
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Location: backyard Date: 2016-04-19
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Location: Mobot, St L. (Missouri Botanical Garden)Date: 2017-08-09
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Posted by eclayne (Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA - Zone 6a) on Oct 19, 2012 12:44 PM

Great colors and form and it likes full sun here. This year, 2012, they reached 5 feet plus and produced loads of pups close to the crown. The parent tuber rotted after potting up for overwintering 2011-12. Three pups survived and were potted up. Two were then planted in ground in mid-May. Both produced tubers large enough to overwinter,...hopefully.

Per the plant patent statement by Agristarts "...a naturally-occurring branch mutation of Colocasia esculenta `Midnight`..." Elephant Ear (Colocasia esculenta 'Midnight')

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Posted by lorettalea (West Tennessee - Zone 7b) on Mar 27, 2013 7:40 PM

Mojito overwinters in the ground here in z7. My picture is of a plant that is in the pond. In the winter I pull it out of the pond and keep it in the greenhouse.

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