Bikini Tini Elephant Ear (Bikini-tini) - Colocasia esculenta
The Bikin-tini's large cupped leaves fill with water when it rains and then the stems tip over to pour the water out before standing upright again.
Height when mature: 5-7 feet with a 3-inch spread
Light: Bright but indirect light
Soil: Well-drained soil. Keep moist but not too wet.
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.
Damaged, dead, or missing leaves? Many sellers ship elephant ear rhizomes without leaves, but we have found a way to successfully ship with leaves. However, on occasion a leaf is damaged during shipping or some leaves die. No fear! The rhizome is still alive and healthy and will grow new leaves relatively quickly. Just repot and trim off any damaged or dead leaves. During fall and winter, elephant ears may ship without leaves because they are dormant. This is an important part of the growing cycle in which it’s strengthening its root system. It's still a healthy, viable plant that will grow new leaves in spring when there is more light and there are warmer temperatures during the day and night. Just protect from extreme cold and water every week or two.
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