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Colocasia amazonica /Elephant Ear

Colocasia amazonica  / Colocasia amazonica
Interesting color pattern in the elephant ear foliage
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Interesting color pattern in the elephant ear foliage

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Scientific Name: Colocasia amazonica
Common Name: Elephant Ear
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Variegated Plants
Comments: Fast growing tropical plant with very large, variegated foliage. Can be grown in wet places and in edges of bodies of water. Makes an excellent container plant. Can be somewhat aggressive when growing in fertile soil with a lot of humus in the soil. Foliage dies back in winter, but is absent for only a short period. Be careful about introducing common elephant ear plantings to water edges. Plantings escape cultivation and are difficult to control. In order to obtain larger leaves, remove small side bulbs. Respond very favorable to applications of fertilizer during the growing season if want larger foliage mass.