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Common Name: Elephant's Ear

Species Name: Colocasia esculenta

Family Name: Araceae





Plant Facts  
Origin East Asia
Sun Preference Partial
Susceptibility All parts can cause stomach upset if uncooked



ID Characteristics

  • Leaf and Stem Characteristics
    • Plant Height: Diameter varies, 6-foot height
    • Leaves: Long leaf stalks supporting heart-shaped leaves up to 24 inches long



Soil Preference Fertile, humus-rich
USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 10
Notes Tuber is a major food source in S.E. Asia; different cultivars available


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