Colocasia esculenta - Elena - Elephant Ear
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 can grow 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 where it looks especially good amongst purple foliage! 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.
GOOD TO KNOW
Plant size. We ship our plants in 3-inch-deep pots when they are 3 to 6 inches tall so they can grow to maturity under your green thumb.
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