Hosta elephant ear. Its a great plant for shade combinations lantana looks tropical but it prefers drier soil than elephant ears. If they persist talk to your garden center about the best solution with the least amount of toxicity to you and the environment. Their huge leaves can measure up to 2 feet across and the foliage color ranges from lime green to almost black. Hosta abiqua elephant ears is a extra large hosta that has pale lavender flowers and grows in sunshade.
There is an elephant ear hosta but hosta are not elephant ears which are colocasia. Medium to large hosta cultivar growing white centered hostas color. 20 inches tall by 55 inches wide. The elephant ear plant colocasia provides a bold tropical effect in nearly any landscape setting.
Keep reading to learn more about how to take care of an elephant ear plant. The plants leaves and stems contain oxalic acid which can cause serious illness in children or pets. The pod parent is unknown x sieboldiana. 29 high by 61 wide mound of huge 17 long by 13 wide green leaves.
Elephant ear plants are poisonous if ingested in large quantities. Spider mites seem to be drawn to them but a good spray with the garden hose should remove them. They grow happily under pine trees. However cooking renders the toxins harmless and many cultures have safely eaten them for years specifically taro root or colocasia esculenta.
I plan on moving it to a bit warmer location in the garden where it will get maybe 3 hours filtered sun a day to see if it will grow larger. Abiqua elephant ears hosta is one of the largest hostas in existence. While elephant ear plant is fairly hardy you may encounter a few pests with this species. It is a pretty plant with bluey leaves.
Hosta would look great as an underplanting with elephant ears but black magic is the only elephant ear that can handle as much shade as hostas require. The height is 90 to 100 cm and the growth is fast to medium. In fact these plants are commonly grown for their large tropical looking foliage which is reminiscent of elephant ears. Leaves are blue green gigantic and resemble elephant ears.
They are two different species with large leaves. White and dark green. Alocasia and colocasia better known as elephant ears are impressive plants that are prized for their dramatic foliage.