Colocasia esculenta

Elephant's Ear, Taro

The enormous elongated heart-shaped leaves of Elephant's Ears make them useful accents in beddings (where space permits), large containers and water gardens. Seldom-seen flowers resemble trumpet-like Callas. Also known as Taro, its tuberous roots are eaten as food in many tropical areas. Heat- and water-loving, it can be grown outdoors year-round in frost-free climates. Elsewhere, lift and store tubers in the fall. Best in climates with hot and humid summers. Divide in spring.
Colocasia esculenta, Elephant's Ear, Taro
Its lush, tropical 'ears' can grow more than 3 feet long by 2½ feet wide.

Attributes - Colocasia esculenta

Plant Type: Bulb

Foliage: Semi-Deciduous

Height: 4 ft. to 6 ft.

Width: 5 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Notes: Thrives in Hot Climates, Wet Soil. Container Plants.

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