Elena Elephant Ear - Colocasia esculenta
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The Elena elephant ear is a must-have for every garden with its chartreuse/lime green leaves complete with contrasting purple markings. The Elena is incredibly easy to grow and grows quickly. Use the Elena along a pond's edge or even in a pond, grow it in a container, or plant it in a flowerbed. 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.
• Average mature height: 2-4 feet
• Light: Part to full shade
• Soil: Prefers plenty of water. Does well in boggy areas.
• Zones: 7b-10
A baby plant, that is 3-8 inches tall, will arrive at your home in a 3-inch-deep pot. Then, raise your new baby to maturity under your caring, green thumb.
Questions or Problems?
We have shipped thousands of plants safely to their destinations; however, please send us a picture of your plant(s) within 48 hours of arrival if you have any questions or problems. We can then assess for our Live Delivery Guarantee.
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.
Make your Alocasias and Colocasias thrive with Wellspring Gardens' premium water-soluble Elephant Ear Fuel! Once a week, use a one-gallon watering can and the amount of fuel specified below. Your elephant ears will thank you.
• Indoor potted plants: 1/4 teaspoon
• Outdoor potted plants: 1/2 teaspoon
• Outdoor landscape plants: 1 teaspoon
Cold Weather Shipping
We don’t advise shipping in freezing temperatures. Please ensure temperature lows in your area aren't under 35℉ when you order. If they are that low, just email us and we will be happy to hold your order. Also, make sure to track your package closely and retrieve it as soon as it arrives. We insulate packages bound for cold destinations. We do not, however, use heat packs.
During the cold and dark of fall and winter, this plant goes into dormancy, so your order may arrive with no leaves. No fear. Like hibernation, this is an important part of the growing cycle in which the plant is strengthening its root system. It's still a healthy, viable plant that will begin growing new leaves in spring when there is more light and warmer temperatures during the day and night.