PlantsElephant Ears (Colocasia)→Elephant Ears (Colocasia esculenta 'Lime Aide')

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Elephant Ears
Country of Origin: Philippines
Hybridizer or Originator: Alan Galloway

Data specific to Elephant Ears (Colocasia) (Edit)
Plant height: Tall (>40 inches)
Leaf form: Flat
Leaf surface (top of leaf): Dull (Matte)
Leaf color (top of leaf): Green
Leaf variegation color (top of leaf): Deep green
Yellow green
Other: variable
Leaf main veins color (top of leaf): Yellow green
Petiole junction color (top of leaf): Green
Petiole color: Yellow green

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
Plant Height: 4 to 7 feet
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: Seeds: Other info: Remove seed from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant
Child plants: one child plant


Summer Stars of My 'Dog Days' GardenSummer Stars of My 'Dog Days' Garden
By SongofJoy on August 31, 2011

The move from California to Tennessee brought with it a change in plant selections and gardening techniques. What grows well there frequently does not grow here at all. The most prominent plant diseases and pests in the two locations can also differ quite markedly. Starting over has been a real challenge.

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Nov 8, 2011 10:04 AM

In my zone, this plant freezes to the ground but dead, mushy leaves can be removed and area covered over with a thick mulch ... it then reappears late the following Spring.

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