Arrow Leaf Elephant's Ear (Xanthosoma aureum) in the Elephant Ears (Xanthosoma) Database

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Xanthosoma mafaffa 'Aurea'
'Golden Delicious'
'Chartreuse Giant'
'Lime Zinger'

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Plant Height: 3 to 4 feet (.9-1.2m)
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet (60-90cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Yellow green in younger plants.
Flowers: Showy
Other: Rarely flowers.
Flower Color: Green
Other: Greenish-white
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Tuber
Uses: Suitable as Annual
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: Offsets
Pollinators: Beetles
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

'Lime Zinger'

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Nice combination. by eclayne Jun 16, 2015 3:51 PM 4
alocasia zebrina entry by skylark Sep 25, 2014 5:48 PM 4
Let's talk about elephant ears! by Swayback Jan 17, 2019 4:03 PM 1,006

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