|Arrowleaf Elephant Ear|
|Sun Requirements:||Partial Shade to Full Shade
|Plant Height:||4 to 7 feet (1.2-2m)|
|Plant Spread:||4 to 6 feet (1.2-1.8m)|
Other: Green tinged yellow
|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
|Containers:||Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
|Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Oct 19, 2011 5:30 PM
Arrowleaf Elephant ear is a herbaceous perennial native to tropical South America. It has large fleshy underground tubers that are round to elongate in shape. The plant can attain heights to 8 feet, with large light green leaves that sometimes grow to six feet in length. Xanthosoma sagittifolium are highly variable plants, specimens differ and not all leaves on all plants appear the same.
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