Alocasia and colocasia, better known as elephant ears, are impressive plants that are prized for their dramatic foliage. Their huge leaves can measure up to 2 feet across and the foliage color ranges from lime green to almost black. Upright elephant ears (Alocasia) have shiny leaves that often display colorful variegations. They can be grown indoors as well as out. Colocasia have a more spreading habit and their leaves typically have a velvety surface texture. Elephant ears can easily hold their own as a solo plant in the garden or in a large container. They also combine beautifully with other summer bulbs and annuals.
|Common Name:||Alocasia, Elephant Ear|
|Botanical Name:||Alocasia Mortfontanensis|
|Native To:||Tropical and Subtropical Asia to Eastern Australia|
|Bloom Time:||Rarely flowers|
|Soil:||Loose and Fertile|
|Watering:||Twice per day|