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
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

Common names
  • Elephant's Ear
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  • Colocasia
  • Leucocasia

Photo Gallery
Location: Arkansas/The Natural State
Date: 2019-08-11
Transplanted last month and already shooting root!

Date: 2012-12-01
Location: z6a MA, My Garden
Date: 2011-10-06
C. esculenta variety. Newer leaves have more color variation espe
Location: z6a MA, my Garden
Colocasia affinis
Location: z6a MA, My Garden
Date: 2012-08-30

Date: 2012-12-01

Date: 2013-04-01
Location: Mercer Botanical Garden  Houston, Tx
Date: 2014-05-24

 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2012-12-01
Location: z6a MA, my garden
Date: 2015-09-22
Collecting vein at leaf margin. C. 'Black Sapphire Gecko'
Location: Arkansas
Date: 2019-07-31
Location: Arkansas
Date: 2019-07-31

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