The Lauterbachiana, or Silver Sword, has shiny deep green leaves with coppery undersides. Its slender, long, wavy spear-like leaves make the Lauterbachiana different from any other Elephant Ear. This variety makes a stunning focal point in a medium (2-3 gallon) container. If your plant doesn't look just like the picture, give it a little time to grow up. Elephant Ears' attributes become even more defined when they mature.
Mature height: 2-3 feet
Light: Filtered sunlight to shade
Soil: Well-drained. Keep moist but not soggy.
Plant size. Our plants ship in 3-inch-deep pots when they are 3-6 inches tall so they can grow to maturity under your green thumb.
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