Tips For Growing Elephant Ear Plants - The elephant ear plant (Colocasia) provides a bold tropical effect in nearly any landscape setting. In fact, these plants are commonly grown for their large, tropical-looking foliage, which is reminiscent of elephant ears. Keep reading to learn more about how to take care of an elephant ear plant.
Is your garden (or greenhouse) going tropical this summer, with bold leaves and eye-catching hues? Then you’ll doubtless want to accent it with a plant (or three) of Colocasia esculenta. Commonly known as elephant ear,
Giant Elephant Ear – A tuber that grows large, tropical looking leaves and stand up to eight feet tall, this is a wonderful addition to any shade or part shade garden. Only hardy down to zone 7, you can lift the tubers for winter if it isn’t hardy in your area. Loves water, fertilizer and shade in the afternoon in hot areas.