Elephant ear plants, or Colocasia, are tropical plants grown from tubers or from rooted plants. Elephant ears have very large heart-shaped leaves borne on 2 to 3 foot (61-91 cm.) petiole or leaf stalks. Colors of the foliage may be anywhere from purplish black, green, or green/white variegated.
6" standard plastic nursery pot.
Indoors provide as much light as possible. Good strong light is important to produce strong stems to hold up the large elephant ear leaves. Too much sunlight can burn the leaves, while too little sunlight can cause yellowing.
When growing elephant ears, remember they crave water. They are a swamp plant that develops a good, hardy, root system under water.
Plant Specific Care
Being a fast grower, elephant ear plants are also heavy feeders. They can be feed at every watering and responds well to foliar fertilizers and slow-release fertilizers but they need to be high in nitrogen. Using a room humidifier and/ or a wet pebble tray and misting the leaves regularly with room-temperature water will, however, keep it quite happy.