The Main Plant entry for Elephant Ears (Colocasia) (Colocasia)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Flower Time: Other: Seasonal
Underground structures: Tuber
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
Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

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Date: 2012-12-01
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Location: Arkansas/The Natural StateDate: 2019-08-11Transplanted last month and already shooting root!
By codielane
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Location: z6a MA, My GardenDate: 2011-10-06C. esculenta variety. Newer leaves have more color variation espe
By eclayne
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Location: z6a MA, My GardenDate: 2012-08-30'Mojito'
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Date: 2012-12-01
By Paul2032
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Date: 2013-04-01
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Location: Mercer Botanical Garden  Houston, TxDate: 2014-05-24
By jmorth
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 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Repotting right upon purchase by PithayaPyrrhula Jan 23, 2021 8:32 AM 16
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