Boa is an exciting new upright Alocasia that features... more
Boa is an exciting new upright Alocasia that features enormous leaves and remarkable serrated leaves with marbled stems. It has snakeskin-like stems and serrated leaves. This variety makes an excellent container plant as well as a beautiful landscape plant for the tropical garden. Boa produces many suckers which makes for an attractive container. This is an excellent mid-size Alocasia for the centerpiece of mixed combination pots. There is something so intriguing and beautiful about the Alocasia boa. With its massive, green leaves which have highly-serrated edges and robust stems, it is a favorite for many homeowners.
Alocasia Imperial Red has big ruffled green leaves... more
Alocasia Imperial Red
Alocasia Imperial Red has big ruffled green leaves and striking deep red stems. A wonderful plant that is always losing a leaf and gaining a leaf. Native to tropical regions of Australia and Asia, Alocasias are known for beautiful large and delicate leaves with interesting patterns.
Black stems and veins adorn this extraordinary form... more
Alocasia macrorrhiza Black Stem
Black stems and veins adorn this extraordinary form of Alocasia macrorrhiza. This very rare and unusual elephant ear is quite different from the typical. The huge thick sculpted forest green leaves with are held upright on dramatically rigid black stems. Reaching a mature height of 4-5 ft, it loves high light with only moderate shade. Black Stem Upright Elephant Ears are among the most eye catching. Beautiful on their own or planted as a back drop for your favorite blooms, these landscaping plants provide a bold, tropical effect in nearly any garden.
This very fast growing and easy care plant is an unusual... more
This very fast growing and easy care plant is an unusual looking Alocasia. It originates from Thailand. The rounded leaves have the normal lobed rear but come to a long point and truly resemble the body of a stingray complete with tail. Grows to 6 feet Dying back in colder climate. This still doesn't kill it. According to different sources it's hardy to Zone 8 or 9.
Alocasia Tiny Dancers is an unusual aroid that only... more
Alocasia Tiny Dancers
Alocasia Tiny Dancers is an unusual aroid that only grows about 14" tall with bright green stems and leaves that have a slightly cupped form. Its growth habit, however, gives the appearance of a full bushy plant as the stems emerge at different times, giving it a tiered effect. One of the best houseplants for its ease of care. Keep it moist, go light on the fertilizer and grow in a partially sunlit window if it is an indoor houseplant. It also makes an ideal plant for an outdoor patio due to its unique form.
Collectable variety of Canna Lily with bright red... more
Canna x Australia
Collectable variety of Canna Lily with bright red flowers and burgundy leaves. Each stem will produce blooms year round when mature. Adds instant color in mixed containers or landscapes. Perennial growing up to 6-7 ft, with long narrow leaves and showy red flowers. Tolerates flooding, grows well along waterline. Used in seed jewelry. This species is also used for necklaces and rosaries in India.
Illustris Colocasia is a classic beauty. The heart-shaped,... more
Colocasia antiquorum Illustris
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.
This Black colocasia is a must for black plant fanatics.... more
Colocasia esculenta Black Magic
This Black colocasia is a must for black plant fanatics. It has large matte black, heart shaped leaves on black/purple leaf stalks. As with most elephant ears, moist soil and high nutrition are the keys to great specimens. In shade leaves turn dark green. Once moved to bright sun, they turn back to black. In cooler subtropical climates leaves die back and the plant emerges from a rhizome in spring.
Diamond Head is a spectacular variety of Taro is named... more
Colocasia esculenta Diamond Head
Diamond Head is a spectacular variety of Taro is named after the volcanic cone on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, which makes sense because both the cone and plant are black and lustrous! A stunning new addition to the world of elephant ears, Diamond Head's broad, lightly ruffled-edged, chocolate-black leaves have a shiny surface and a lustrous sheen that reflects the light. For best color, grow it in full sun. Mature plants form a well-behaved clump and reach 3 to 4 feet tall, with leaves up to 2 feet wide!
This astonishing elephant ear is well-named, it really... more
Colocasia esculenta Jacks Giant
This astonishing elephant ear is well-named, it really does look like something that would grow for the giant! The foliage is absolutely massive, many feet long and wide, with a glossy texture, prominent ribbing, and a rich blue-green cast that lightens to chartreuse around the edges. Jack's Giant is a triploid, meaning it has three times the chromosomal power of most other elephant ears. And you will see the power in your garden! Jack's Giant is native to East Asia and India, and certainly lends a big splash of tropical flair to any garden setting. Reaching at least 7 feet tall and 5 to 8 feet wide, it thrives in moist to boggy or even wet soils, preferring those that are well enriched with organic matter. In wintertime, however, it needs much drier conditions to keep from rotting. Good drainage and consistent moisture is the solution, with a siting in sun to light shade. Find a position of prominence for this extraordinary plant. It could easily become the focal point of the patio or deck, or join taller shrubs and trees around the perimeter of the property. As a specimen it is unforgettable, yet it is quite easy to grow and needs no maintenance.
Very popular collectible hybrid, this is one plant... more
Colocasia esculenta Mojito
Very popular collectible hybrid, this is one plant that truly lives up to its cool name! Purple and green camouflaged leaves with a lime green stem. Each leaf of this Elephant Ear is like an artists canvas, no two are exactly alike. Splashed, splattered, sprayed, marbled, splotched - take your pick of adjectives to describe the unique pattern of lime green, chartreuse, purple, and near-black colors on each huge, arrow shaped leaf. Even its stout stems are colorful: light pink with dark rattlesnake-like stripes. The colors tend to be most vivid when sited in partial shade. This plant will grow well in large containers or in the ground as long as consistent moisture is available. In the ground, the leaves can grow a whopping 2ft long by 18in wide and the plant can reach 6ft tall. This plant will also grow in shallow water.
Introduced at the 2000 International Aroid Society... more
Colocasia esculenta Nancys Revenge (Nancyana)
Introduced at the 2000 International Aroid Society meeting in Florida, this dazzling elephant ear became the most wanted plant at the meeting. Emerging solid green, the 25" wide light green leaves begin turning butter cream-yellow along the center. The color then pours down into the main vein creating a huge bold Y-pattern in the center of the leaf. Color then bursts into the lateral (side) veins and begins its march to the margins. Coloring starts in spring, shortly after the first leaves mature. It sends out lots of side stolons which will root into the soil where moisture is adequate. The more moisture the larger the plant will grow.
Pharaoh Mask has bright green leaves that are accentuated... more
Colocasia esculenta Pharaoh Mask
Pharaoh Mask has bright green leaves that are accentuated by bulging purple veins, creating an unusual 3D effect that is impossible to ignore. At maturity, the leaf edges curve under, showing off the purple veins even more. Strong, dark stems, the same color of the veins, support individual leaves like masquerade masks. A nice cluster of them make for a big impact with the stripped foliage and dark stems that is unlike any elephant ear on the market.
Colocasia Tea Cup (or Coffee Cups) has cupped up leaves.... more
Colocasia esculenta Tea Cup, Tea Party
Colocasia Tea Cup (or Coffee Cups) has cupped up leaves. It is one of a kind, for sure! The leaves hold themselves very upright in an inverted cup like pose. They will fill up with water and then slightly tip over and pour it out. Tea Cup can put on a spectacular show. When the sun shines down on Tea Cup leaves, it illuminates the leaf tissue around the dark purple veins, which gives it a very spectacular look. This is just one of those plants that were its architectural form will blow you away! The stems are dark maroon and look almost black.
Large glossy green leaves are adorned with a wide... more
Colocasia esculenta White Lava
Large glossy green leaves are adorned with a wide band of creamy white down the center of each leaf. Veins are bright purple. There is also a distinct purple spot in the heart of each leaf. Perfect for large containers, garden borders, or mass landscape plantings. The large, glossy green leaves develop a striking creamy-white band down the center of each leaf that radiates out into the side veins as the leaf matures creating a stunning specimen that is attractive and eye-catching. This new colocasia is a tightly clumping plant that’s ideal for a container or garden bed. Young plants come as green leaf, then start showing "white lava flow" as they develop.
The biggest leaf on planet! 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.
Horsetail, Scouring Rush. Interesting oriental looking... more
Equisetum hyemale - Horsetail
Horsetail, Scouring Rush. Interesting oriental looking plant with leafless stems. Grows in continuously moist soil and tolerates full sun to partial shade. Great for containers, adding an unusual touch to your patio. Often grown in Japanese-style gardens, at the edge of ponds and in the margins of ornamental water gardens.
Mickey Mouse Taro, Mighty Mouse. This curious variety... more
Xanthosoma albo-marginata - Mickey Mouse Taro
Mickey Mouse Taro, Mighty Mouse. This curious variety of elephant ear is a must for every rare plant collection. Unusually variegated Aroid, it has irregularly margined leaves which when first opening, its edges are a cream yellow, later turning white, and often swirled. A show stopper! This plant is thought to be a mutation of a species. Most think it is a form of atrovirens or even a possible hybrid. The leaves are never identical most are streaked with large blotches of white on dark blue green leaves. One of the most odd features of the plant is the fact that most leaves will develop a small cup like pocket at the leaf tip and sometimes a small string like structure will form. Plants usually grow with leaves held horizontally. It is always a conversation piece in the garden. Mighty Mouse can reach 3-4 ft at full maturity making it a wonderful addition to your jungle. Plants produce tubers and can be wintered in either in a greenhouse or cool storage.