Colocasia gigantea ‘Thailand Giant’ – Elephant’s Ear (4″ pot)

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Tropical herbaceous perennial plant with gigantic sagittate leaves. It gets its nickname “Elephant’s Ear” from its leaves; which are shaped like a large ear or shield.

Ships in 4″ pot.

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Description

Colocasia is a tropical ornamental plant with large heart-shaped leaves. Popular for its attractive foliage, this plant will also bloom with fragrant green flowers from spring through summer. The leaves are held on the end of long, thick, succulent petioles coming directly from the underground corm. The petiole attaches near the center of the lower surface of the leaf and the leaves are held perpendicular to the upright petiole with the leaves facing upward or outward. Many species in the Araceae family have long been grown for the edible starchy corms or tubers as an important staple food in tropical regions.

FAMILY : Araceae
ORIGIN : Southeastern Asia and India
MATURE SIZE : Up to 9’ tall, average size is 3’ to 5’ in container
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : Full sun or partial shade.
WATER REQUIREMENTS : Average water.
FLOWER : Although Colocasia are grown primarily as foliage plants, they can bloom. This plant produces clusters of two to five fragrant green inflorescences in the leaf axis. Usually this bloom will happen between the spring and summer months.