Colocasia Esculenta 'illustris' (Elephant Ear)

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Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 45cm

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Description

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Primarily grown for its spectacular foliage, Colocasia esculenta 'Illustris' (Taro) is a tuberous, frost-tender perennial with huge, long-stalked, heart-shaped, blackish-purple leaves adorned with dramatic bright green veins.
  • This fabulous tropical beauty is a high impact plant with magnificent huge leaves.
  • It makes an “imperial” specimen in large containers and water gardens. 
  • In more sun, the purple color is dominant but not quite as dark. 
  • Though fragrant, pale yellow flowers are occasionally produced in summer, this plant is really grown more for its outstanding foliage. 
  • It will grow taller in richer soil with a constant supply of moisture.

SOIL REQUIREMENT

  • A mixture of Clay, Loam, Sand is suitable.
  • Moist but Well-Drained soil.
  • pH: Acid, Neutral.

FEEDING/FERTILIZER REQUIREMENT

  • Being a fast grower, elephant ear plants are also heavy feeders.
  • They can be feed at every watering and responds well to foliar fertilizers and slow-release fertilizers but they need to be high in nitrogen.

LIGHT REQUIREMENT

  • It can handle full sun when grown outdoors.
  • Leaves may burn at first but once acclimated to the sunlight will do fine.

WATER REQUIREMENT

  • They require regular watering, particularly during dry summer periods.

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