Lately most of my plantings are Proven Selections. I also own about 4 dozen ELEPHANT ears. I now have 1 illustris. I am looking for other verities and I plan on taking this in for the winter months to keep it growing (one of my favorites).
Illustris Elephant's Ear Colocasia esculenta
- Hardy Zones
- 8 - 11
- Part Sun to Sun
- Mature Size
- 36 - 60 Inches
Leaves have a dramatic green venation, which highlights its black background, loves wet conditions
Great in large containers or in the landscape
According to the Humane Society of American Colocasia plants can be toxic to pets. This is means that the plants are generally identified as having the capability for producing a toxic reaction.
This plant is not edible and can be harmful to humans if ingested.
Colocasia form tubers and these tubers can be stored for replanting in the spring. To dig and store tubers follow these directions. First, allow frost to kill the top of the plant then cut back the stems and dig the tubers. Wash off any soil and then allow the tubers to dry. Wrap dry tubers in newspapers or pack them in peat moss. Label each tuber or group of tubers so you know what they are come spring. Store tubers in a dark, cool (35 to 45 F) place. Do not allow tubers to freeze.
- Bruce PotterOwegoNew YorkUnited States10 weeks ago
Won best of show at my county fair with this plant. Has the wow factor.John Ornes5 years ago
What a beautiful accent plant! Follow planting directions and you will be amazed! We are going to overwinter as a house plant and store a second plant in the basement.JimMinnesotaUnited States6 years ago
I have 1 question about this plant. Do I have to take it to the basement and let it dry out till next firstname.lastname@example.orgKentuckyUnited States6 years ago
- Kristin MotykaMichiganUnited States6 years ago
Stunning display combined with Cleome in flower bed!Jan CorbinOhioUnited States6 years ago
My Grandmother grew another variety in along with her prized roses and they were wonderfull. The Illustris' striking leaves bring back my childhood memories. I must disagree with the discription though, my plant has had some of the most striking contrasting yellow flower spikes I have ever seen, very pleasing to the eye right outside our ground level bay window in the bedroom.Paul LiversIndianaUnited States6 years ago
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What you'll need
Color SchemeTropicalExposureSunPot Size24"This heat-tolerant combination is a hit in black and white.