Colocasia Esculenta Coco (Elephant Ear)
Colocasia Esculenta Coco (Elephant Ear)
Colocasia Esculenta Coco (Elephant Ear)

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Colocasia Esculenta Coco (Elephant Ear)

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  • Enormous, velvety, heart-shaped leaves in a vibrant shade of green
  • Each leaf can expand up to three feet in both length and width
  • Suitable for both outdoor and indoor growth

How many plants do I need? Recommend spacing 90 cm.

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About Colocasia Esculenta Coco (Elephant Ear)

The Colocasia Esculenta, also known as Elephant Ear Coco, stands out as a captivating tropical plant boasting enormous, velvety, heart-shaped leaves in a vibrant shade of green. These impressive foliage wonders can expand up to three feet in both length and width, delivering a lush and striking visual impact whether in gardens or as indoor decor.

These Colocasia bulbs are cultivated in Costa Rica and are busting with self-contained energy to ensure their robust growth. This versatile plant thrives in various settings, be it planted in beds, borders, or containers, serving as background foliage or an eye-catching centerpiece.

When growing Colocasia indoors, selecting a suitably large container and placing it in indirect sunlight is essential for optimal growth.

  • Blooms in
    Blooms in Spring, Late Spring, Early summer, Summer, Late Summer, Until First Frost, Fall
  • Height
    Height 100-150 cm (40-60 in)
  • Planting Depth
    Planting Depth 5 cm (2 in)
  • Hardiness Zone
    Hardiness Zone 3-9
  • Light Requirements
    Light Requirements Full sun, Partial shade
  • Bulb size
    Bulb size 13-15"
  • Spacing
    Spacing 90-120 cm (36-48 in)
  • Origin
    Origin Costa Rica
  • Watering
    Watering High
  • Usage
    Usage Container Garden, Indoor Garden, Garden Bed
  • Plant Characteristics
    Plant Characteristics Deer Resistant, Tropical, Indoor, Outdoor
  • Winterization
    Winterization Yes
  • Plant Life Cycle
    Plant Life Cycle Perennial

How to Grow Elephant Ears

Planting Elephant Ears

  • Plant in spring after the last frost.
  • If you cannot plant your bulbs and perennials right away, store them in a cool, dry, dark location, like a basement.
  • Plant in the garden when soil temperature reaches 10 °C (50 °F) or more.
  • Dig a hole in rich, organic soil about 3 to 4 times the size of the tuber and plant 5 cm (2 in) deep and 90 to 120 cm (36 to 48 in) apart.
  • Water thoroughly after planting.

Growing Elephant Ears

  • Elephant ears are beautiful as a groundcover, for borders, in containers on your deck and inside your home.
  • Mix several varieties for a colourful contrast. Take advantage of their large, attractive foliage and grow them amongst your other plants for added texture.

Elephant Ears Care

  • Maintain a regular watering schedule. Keep the soil moist, but avoid over-watering.
  • Keep them healthy by removing dead leaves and stems, and fertilize once a month.

Winterizing Elephant Ears

  • Hardy in zones 8 to 10, elsewhere lift or protect over-winter.
  • After first fall frost has blackened the foliage, or the foliage begins to wither, cut stems back to 10 to 15 cm (4 to 6 in).
  • Lift the bulbs: gently dig up bulb and allow to dry off.
  • Store in slightly moistened vermiculite or peat moss in a cool 5 °C to 10 °C (40 °F to 50 °F) location.

Costa Rica

Our Elephant Ears are not just your ordinary foliage – they're the lush, exotic wonders sourced straight from the tropical haven of Costa Rica. Imagine the vibrant rainforests, abundant sunshine, and rich volcanic soil coming together to create the perfect conditions for these botanical beauties. In Canada, these tropical plants grow well outdoors in the summer and can be brought inside to keep warm during the chilly months. So, let's turn up the heat and make your garden an exotic escape with our Costa Rican-grown Elephant Ears!

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