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Colocasia sp., Elephant Ear

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Colocasia antiquorum 'Illustris'
 Colocasia sp.
Family: Araceae
Elephant Ear
Origin: Polynesia and southeastern Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticRegular waterOrnamental foliageFlood tolerant

They are herbaceous perennial plants with a large rhizome on or just below the ground surface. The leaves are large to very large, which are shaped like a large ear or shield.

They are grown outside year-round in subtropical and tropical areas. In temperate regions, they are grown as ornamental plants, planted out for the summer and dug up and stored over winter.

Species and varieties:

Colocasia affinis

Colocasia antiquorum

Colocasia esculenta Black Runner

Colocasia gigantea

Colocasia vivipara


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 Colocasia sp., Elephant Ear

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Colocasia gigantea (?)

Colocasia sp., Elephant Ear

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Colocasia gigantea (?)
Colocasia sp., Elephant Ear

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Colocasia antiquorum
Colocasia sp., Elephant Ear

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Colocasia gigantea
Colocasia sp., Elephant Ear

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Colocasia antiquorum Illustris
Colocasia sp., Elephant Ear

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Colocasia antiquorum Illustris
Colocasia sp., Elephant Ear

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Colocasia Red-Eyed Gecko
Colocasia sp., Elephant Ear

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Colocasia Red-Eyed Gecko
Colocasia sp., Elephant Ear

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Colocasia esculenta (Taro corms )
Colocasia sp., Elephant Ear

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Colocasia affinis
Colocasia sp., Elephant Ear

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Colocasia antiquorum 'Illustris'


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Illustris Colocasia is a classic beauty. The heart-shaped, large purple-and-green leaves of Illustris are huge, and their dark highlights are stunning. This elephant ear is a lover of moist shade, but does best with a little dappled sunlight. It will tolerate boggy conditions. Provide light shade to full shade and consistently moist or boggy soil. It is a strong fast growing variety that does great in container, landscapes, ponds and patios.
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Grown in 10"/3 gal pot

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Colocasia Red-Eyed Gecko

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Red-Eyed Gecko is the third to be introduced into this series with it’s chartreuse foliage and deep red eye - like the eye of a Gecko. Bright and sunny, with strong lime green stems, it is a funky Colocasia, very vigorous with colorful stems, and superior foliage in magnificent shades on plants that are just the right size - from 4 to 6 feet tall.
Plant a Gecko in your garden or in a pot for instant color and a superior tropical effect. Keep this one out of hot afternoon sun and you will have a bright, happy beauty all summer long. This is a great plant for contrasting with darker foliage plants and should contrast well with other Colocasias.

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Colocasia Thailand Giant - Taro Root

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Taro is native to South India and Southeast Asia. It is primarily grown as a root vegetable for its edible starchy corm, and as a leaf vegetable. It is a food staple in African, Oceanic and South Indian cultures and is believed to have been one of the earliest cultivated plants. It is known by many local names and often referred to as "elephant ears" when grown as an ornamental plant.
The corms, which have a light purple color due to phenolic pigments, are roasted, baked or boiled, and the natural sugars give a sweet nutty flavor. The starch is easily digestible, and since the grains are fine and small it is often used for baby food. The leaves are a good source of vitamins A and C and contain more protein than the corms.

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Grown in 6"/ 1 gal pot

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