Dr. John Cho, of the University of Hawaii, bred a mix of the Colocasia illustris and Colocasia esculenta, so now we can say aloha to the Royal Hawaiian® Aloha elephant ear--a perfect blend of the striking leaf of the illustris and the clumping habit of the esculenta. The Aloha has black/dark purple leaves with green veins and stems.
Height when mature: 4 feet
Light: Full to part sun.
Soil: Rich well drained, keep moist, do not let dry out between waterings.
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