Elephant Ear (Xanthosoma maximiliani) in the Elephant Ears (Xanthosoma) Database

Botanical names:
Xanthosoma maximiliani Accepted
Xanthosoma maximilianii Synonym
Xanthosoma maximilianum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Brown
Other: Red-brown and white spathe. Green peduncle.
Underground structures: Tuber
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
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 seeds from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Beetles
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


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Location: rainforest, Paraty, BrazilDate: 2010-02-11
By bonitin
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Is this a Xanthosoma? by bonitin Aug 30, 2013 9:57 PM 12
Brazilian Elephant's Ear in the wild for id please by bonitin Dec 29, 2011 9:54 AM 8

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