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 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
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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