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Colocasia esculenta 'Illustus'

Elephant Ear

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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Colocasia esculenta 'Illustus'
Principal Common Name Elephant Ear
Common Name(s) Taro
Description Esculenta 'Illustris' is large tropical leaf heart-shaded dark gray to black highlighted with veins and edges of lime green; the plant is 2'-3' tall;
General Comments
Nativity Tropical Asia, Polynesia
Height Range 2 - 3 FT
Spread Range 2 - 3 FT
Flower Showy N
Sunset Zones
USDA Zones 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Purple-Black
Leaf Texture Coarse
Form Bulb
Flower Color
Flower Time
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Deep Shade : Partial Shade : Light Shade
Soil Preferences Dry : Moist : Wet
Watering Preferences Heavy : Medium
Outstanding Features Foliage : Form : Shape : Water Garden Plant

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