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Plants for sale are Colocasia “Gigantea” plants Each plant I offer is Hybridized and grown from tissue cultures to be a disease free exact replica of the mother plant. Plants for sale are between 5-16″ tall. &nbs..
Plants for sale are Colocasia Gigantea plants
Each plant I offer is Hybridized and grown from tissue cultures to be a disease free exact replica of the mother plant. Plants for sale are between 5-16″ tall.
Colocasia gigantea is an outrageous, fast growing tropical landscape plant well worth growing for the looks of fascination and delight. In a single season, a well fed and watered 4” pot will grow into a monster plant reaching 6-10’ tall with large rounded, powdery green leaves that look like giant elephant ears.
Use as a fast growing annual in your summer garden for a dramatic tropical effect. In the winter, dig the tubers and place in the cellar or prune the plant and bring inside. Colocasia gigantea is also called ‘Giant Taro’ since the starchy tubers are eaten in some parts of the world.
Ships to the continental United States only. We recommend using Bio Spectrum organic fertilizer located in our store. Ships to the continental United States only.
How to grow Colocasia Gigante
Colocasia soil requirements and planting instructions
- 50 percent potting soil;
- 20 percent peat moss;
- 20 percent orchid bark with charcoal;
- 10 percent shredded sphagnum moss and a handful of perlite.
Water and Fertilizer
Pests and Disease
Colocasia are also referred to as Giant taro, Ape plant, Elephant Ear, Ape flower, Elephant’s Ear Plant, Night-scented Lily, New Guinea Shield, and Taro. Colocasia are generally grown from side shoots vs seeds. Plants will produce large fragrant flowers. There are hundreds of varieties of Colocasia.