Elephant Ears - Colocasia esculenta (Elephant Ears)
Elephant Ears - Colocasia esculenta 'Black Sapphire Gecko'
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Elephant Ears - Colocasia esculenta 'Black Sapphire Gecko'

Elephant Ears

Plant Type: Grower Bulbs

Stunning dark leaf variety that looks similar to black satin with maroon stems and the leaf undersides. The foliage appears to shimmer in sunlight! Use where height is needed in planters or the back of the garden; sturdy stems keep foliage upright and tidy.

  • Tropical foliage plant
  • Easy to grow
  • Great for containers or back of garden

Height:

4-6 ft

Spread:

4-6 ft

Zone:

8-11

Elephant Ears - Colocasia

Produces huge leaves that can measure up to 2 feet accross in colors ranging from lime green to almost black.  Plant bulbs so that the tip of the bulb is 1" below the soil surface.  Grow at 65°F-75°F night temperatures.

Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure

Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Shade Tolerant

Soil Moisture Needs

Average Soil
Moist Soil

Attributes

Good Container Plant
Good Cut Flower / Foliage
Specimen
Bog

Growth Rate in the Garden

Rapid

Season of Interest (Foliage)

Late Spring / Early Summer
Late Summer
Fall