Elephant ears (Alocasia and colocasia) are highly prized for their large and dramatic foliage. The leaves on the one in my garden measures about 18 inches in length and about 15 inches wide but they are known to reach as much as 2 feet across. The leaf can range from light green to near black and is shiny with attractive variegation.
This year I planted the tuber under a tree and it seems to love it as it is the first time it has grown so large. Elephant ears are tropical plants so if you are in a cooler climate as I am, you will need to plant the tubers in spring when there is no longer a danger of frost.
At the end of the growing season, I remove the tuber and store indoor in some sawdust over winter You can also plant it in containers during the summer or transplant indoors as a houseplant over the winter months. I have never tried it as an indoor plant. Combine your elephant ears with colorful annuals for a dramatic display in your garden.
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Elephant Ears plant ©Gloridaze
Does this plant look similar to to the ears of an elephant?
Does this plant look similar to the ears of an elephant?
I don’t know it’s name so cute too…oh my god!
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I have seen these plants before, but I didn’t know they are called Elephant Ears. What a suitable name! 🙂
Yes a fairly accurate description of the plant
well, the leaves are big just like elephant ears …
Yes they are somewhat similar
Very interesting plant. Thanks for sharing the information about growing this plant.
You are welcome. It is an interesting plant for sure
They look like they’ll make good shades c”)
I agree. They can offer some shelter
I have seen these all of life. They are very big leaves for sure.
They do add some structure to the landscape
I have a few pots with colocasia. One of them blossomed a few years ago. It has an interesting flower.
Interesting. I have never seen the flowers.
Yes there is similarity in both.
They are both large and floppy I would say.
My mother had thees plants and we used to eat the tuber.
Oh, that’s interesting. Didn’t know they were edible.